Jacques Ibert (1890-1962) studied at the Paris Conservatoire before embarking upon a successful composing career. The composer wrote for a variety of instrumentations and his works remain popular to this day, Escales for Oboe and Piano being no exception.
Composed in 1922, Escales is suitable for advanced level oboists. Ibert was a unique composer who did not associate himself with any particular style. His music is generally lighthearted, often reflecting the composer's wit and humour. Containing a variety of musical aspects and techniques, and being significantly very rhythmic, Ibert's Escales is an exciting addition to the advanced Oboe repertoire.