Jacques Ibert

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Chandos CHSA 5168

Swiss Romande Orchestra conducted by Neeme Jarvi. Escales (Ports of  Call - Rome, Palermo, Tunis, Valencia); Sarabande pour Dulcinee (Love Poem); Overture du Fete (Summer); Feerique (Fairy Tale); Divertissement; Homage to Mozart; Paris (Symphonic Suite); Bacchanale. Ibert’s music is charismatic and highly enjoyable, partly because of the many liberties which he takes, even using a referee’s whistle to emphasise chaos. Ports of Call is delightful while Divertissement, Summer Overture and Bacchanale are a riot of colour and sound. Paris has several movements depicting the great city while Sarabande, Fairy Tale and Homage to Mozart are more reserved. This is a terrific CD and highly recommended.  

Also see Peter Burt's 2016 review here...

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