Ibert: Flute Concerto
Alphonse Leduc - AL18761
- Composer: Jacques Ibert
- Instrumentation: Flute, Piano Reduction
- ISMN: 979-004618761-2
- Size: 9.1 x 12.2 inches
- Pages: 48
Published in 1934, Ibert's flute concerto is one of the most frequently interpreted. Written for the French flautist Marcel Moyse, it is rated as difficult and is composed of three movements: Allegro, Andante and Allegro Scherzando.
The first one, Allegro, is challenging with a rapid suite of sixteen notes followed by a theme more lyrical. Andante, the second movement, is lyrical and recalls its suites Escales. Finally, Allegro Scherzando reminds us of French drama through its theatricality and can be difficult for the soloist due to its rhythmic part.