Despite his studies being interrupted by WWI, Jacques Ibert won the Grand Prix de Rome on his first attempt, proving his significant compositional ability, such as his Concerto for Flute and Orchestra.
Ibert's Concerto for Flute was composed in 1934, at the height of his professional career. The work is lighthearted, depicting the composer's favoured use of gentle humour and festivity. These are, however, contrasted by lyrical and evocative passages. Suitable for advanced level flautists, and containing the full orchestral score, this edition of Ibert's Concerto for Flute is a clear, pleasant and varied addition to the Flute's repertoire.