Jacques Ibert

Entr'acte, for flute (or violin) & harp (or guitar) (from "Le médecin de son honneur")

    Description by Patsy Morita

    Ibert's brief but brilliant Entr'acte is one of his most well-recognized works and a direct product of his love for Spanish literature and music. In 1935 Ibert wrote incidental music for a French production of Pedro Calderón's El médico de su honra. The entr'acte of that music was published that same year for flute or violin and guitar or harp. It has been transcribed for and recorded with many other instruments since its original publication. It opens with a breathless, whirling dance with propulsive accompaniment, inspired by flamenco guitar music. The opening is then repeated after the briefest of pauses, the music vividly calling to mind a dancer as he or she improvises a variation on the theme. That image of an animated dancer, showing off his or her footwork, continues in the following serenade-like solo for the guitar. That, in turn, leads into a cadenza for both instruments and a final, brief statement of the theme, ending, so obviously, with the dancer's arms in the air and a final stamp of the feet.

    Appears On

    Year Title Label Catalog #
    2016 Cascavelle 3013
    2016 Centaur Records CRC 3484
    2015 Oehms Classics OC 1825
    2014 Erato 0825646313587
    2014 Harmonia Mundi HMC 902175
    2013 SOMM SOMM 0122
    2012 Nimbus NIM 6169
    2011 Genuin 11196
    2011 Gallo CD 1273
    2011 Tijuca Music DCD-202
    2010 ABC Classics 4766478
    2010 Cascavelle 65122
    2009 Altissimo 60482
    2009 Danacord 335
    2009 Aca Digital 20103
    2009 Artek 49
    2009 Denon Records
    2009 MSR Classics 1332
    2009 Multimedia San Paolo / Zebralution
    2008 Antes Edition / Zebralution
    2008 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2008 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2008 Blue Pie Music
    2008 Bella Musica / Zebralution
    2008 Farao Classics 108003
    2008 Thorofon / Zebralution
    2008 Haenssler HAN 098508
    2008 Thorofon Classics / Zebralution
    2007 Berlin Classics 0012662BC
    2007 Centaur Records 2876
    2007 Centaur Records 2883
    2007 OUR Recordings 8 226900
    2006 Diskant 40
    2006 Tall Poppies 119
    2005 Koch / Koch/Linus / Linus Entertainment 270068
    2005 Christophorus 77273
    2005 Koch / Linus Entertainment 70057
    2004 EMI Music Distribution 557739-2
    2004 Antes Edition BM 319198
    2004 Cantilena Records 660082
    2003 VDE-Gallo 1108
    2003 EMI Music Distribution 85264
    2003 Skarbo 4012
    2003 Meridian Records 84456
    2002 Azica Records 71215
    2002 Dux Records 347
    2001 Camerata Records 25CM589
    2001 Zuk Records 319
    2001 Sony Classical 89736
    2000 Ottavo 49972
    2000 Cavalli 240
    2000 Signum UK 5100
    2000 Signum UK 8200
    2000 Sonora 22573
    1999 Claves 500408
    1999 Centaur Records 2399
    1999 Agora Musica 188
    1998 Caprice Records 21569
    1998 Capriccio Records 10765
    1997 Rivoalto 9609
    1997 Olympia (Classical/Jazz) 469
    1996 Kontrapunkt 32202
    1996 Klavier Records 11063
    1995 Tall Poppies 003
    1995 Albany Music Distribution TROY145-2
    1995 Camerata Records 32CM148
    1995 Curb 78049
    1994 BIS 60
    1994 Klavier Records 11015
    1994 Delos 3143
    1994 RCA Victor Red Seal / RCA 62530
    1994 Teldec 94528
    1993 Erato 45837
    1993 Denon Records 76611
    1993 Marquis Records 101
    1993 Erato 93242
    1992 Sony Music Distribution 48033
    1992 Chandos 6581
    1991 EMI Music Distribution 63256
    1990 Kontrapunkt 32043
    1989 CBS Records / Columbia 45548
    1985 CBS Records 35176
    Erv Monroe/Patty Masri-Fletcher
    Analekta AN29810
    Silverwood Duo 1001
    Emeritus 20071
    Town Hall 54
    Samsung Classics 018
    La Bottega Discantica 005
    Ades 20346
    Resonance 3103
    Denon Records 7301
    Ambitus 97925
    Often Bach
    Adda 590147
    Antes 312133
    Cantilena Records
    Quantum 6937
    Sleeping Giant 16001
    Kicco Classic 295
    Summit Records DCD 269