JACQUES IBERT (1890-1962): Capriccio for Harp and String Quartet, 3 Pièces breves for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, Concerto for Cello and Winds (Henri Demarquette [cello]), 2 Mouvements for 2 Flutes, Clarinet and Bassoon, 2 Stèles orientées for Mezzo-Soprano and Flute (Karine Deshayes [mezzo]), 5 Pièces en trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon, Le Jardinier de Samos for Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, Drums, Violin and Cello.
Catalogue Number: 07Q074
Description: An hour of Ibert's music is like a bracing blast of cool air on a hot summer's day. This collection seems to highlight the composer's taste for original combinations of instrumental sound and includes three pieces which have never appeared in these pages (and have only one other recording): the incidental music to a 1924 fantasy play set in ancient Greece, the Capriccio of 1938, premiered at the same Venice Biennale as Martinu's Tre ricercare and the Stèles (1925), two brief settings of enigmatic prose poems. French texts. Ensemble Initium; Clément Mao-Takacs.