Paris Between the Wars – “I” is for Jacques Ibert

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Between 1919 and 1939, Paris experienced a cultural and intellectual boom. This blog will feature artists, writers, composers, musicians, and designers. Paris was at its cultural peak.

Jacques Ibert

Jacques Ibert

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) was a French composer.  He wrote (sometimes in collaboration with other composers) seven operas, five ballets, incidental music for plays and films, choral work, and chamber music. In addition to composing, Ibert was active as a conductor and in musical administration.

During World War II, he spent some time in exile in Switzerland while the Nazis occupied France.

Here is a lovely piece composed by Ibert




That was delightful, Martha. I didn’t know of Ibert, but I shall look out for more of his music now.
Thank you for another lovely post.

When I saw his photo, I thought he might be something in the fashion world – so dapper! You picked a lovely piece of his music, too.

Such impressive body of work. Opera, ballet, various other composition. Someone who really lived for his art. Great music clip, Martha, thank you.

All with out the aid of an amplifier…….very nice!

I was in the middle of listening to this delightful piece of music when I thought I heard a triangle tinkling away in the background. How odd that I couldn’t see anyone playing that instrument… I then turned round in my seat and spotted my husband tapping his fingernails against his cup of tea in time to the music. 🙂 Thanks for another enjoyable post, Martha.

The sample of music brought a smile to my face this morning, Martha. Thank you!

Julie Valerie – “An I for an I”

I had never heard of this talented person, and I really enjoyed this music. Thank you, Martha

I loved that song! What a great life to compose music and have fine musicians create it.
Mary at Play off the Page

That’s a very jolly tune. Merci beaucoup, Martha xxx

It’s interesting to think about composers collaborating together. For some reason, I would have thought writing music would have been more of a solitary pursuit.

Cheers – Ellen |

Very beautiful music, Martha. Another artist I am not familiar with!! Thanks, Denise

Lovely piece. I am familiar with just two of Ibert’s piano pieces. Really enjoyed the video; thank you for writing about it, Martha.
@suesconsideredt from Sue’s Trifles
and Sue’s words and pictures

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