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Jacques Ibert, French composer. Decorated War Cross, Volunteer Medal, Officer of Legion of Honour, 1939; awarded Grand Prix de Rome of composition, 1919. Served French Navy, World War I and World War II; Member Swedish Royal Academy, Belgion Royal Academy, Italian Academy Music, Argentine Academy (all honorary).

Background

Ibert, Jacques was born on August 15, 1890 in Paris, France. Son of Antoine and Marguerite (Lartigue) Ibert.

Education

Music student National Conservatory of Music, Paris, 1910-1914 (laureate of harmony 1911, counterpoint 1912, fugue 1913).

Career

Main works include for orchestra: Ballad of the Reading Gaol 1914, Escales 1921, Feerique 1924, Divertissement 1928, Capriccio 1938, Ouverture de Fete 1939, Le Chevalier Errant 1950, Symphonie Concertante 1949. Symphonie Marine; Bostoniana. For ballet Diane de Poitiers, 1934, Les Amours de Jupiter 1945, Triumph of Chastity 1950.

Comic opera: Angèlique 1926, Le Roe d’Yvetot 1932. And others; scores for sound pictures. Director French Academy in Rome, since 1937.

Membership

Served French Navy, World War I and World War II. Member Swedish Royal Academy, Belgion Royal Academy, Italian Academy Music, Argentine Academy (all honorary).

Connections

Married Marie-Rose Veber, October 15, 1919. Children: Jacqueline (deceased), Jean-Claude.

father:
Antoine Ibert

mother:
Marguerite (Lartigue) Ibert

spouse:
Marie-Rose Veber

children:
Jacqueline Ibert (deceased)

Jean-Claude Ibert