Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before embarking upon a successful composing career. Stories increased his popularity when it was published in the mid-1920s and it remains significant in the advanced pianist's repertoire.
This edition contains the eigth movement of Stories, The Crystal Cage. It is marked 'a bit fast' and begins staccato and at a high tessitura. The movements of Ibert's Stories, including The Crystal Cage, contain significant influences of Debussy and impressionism. Addressing a variety of musical aspects and techniques, Ibert's The Crystal Cage is an exciting addition to the Piano repertoire.