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Early years[ edit ] Ibert was born in Paris. From the age of four, he began studying music, first learning the violin and then the piano. After leaving school, he earned a living as a private teacher, as an accompanist, and as a cinema pianist. He also started composing songs, sometimes under the pen name William Berty.
After the war he married Rosette Veber, daughter of the painter Jean Veber. The two works made Ibert an early reputation both at home and abroad.
His publisher Alphonse Leduc commissioned two collections of piano music from him, Histoires and Les Rencontres, which enhanced his popularity. Ibert, with the enthusiastic support of his wife "threw himself wholeheartedly into his administrative role and proved an excellent ambassador of French culture in Italy.
Later years[ edit ] The war years were difficult for Ibert. In the Vichy government banned his music and he retreated to Antibes , in the south of France, and later to Switzerland and the Haute-Savoie.
In August , he was readmitted to the musical life of the country when General de Gaulle recalled him to Paris. After less than a year, his health obliged him to retire. Music[ edit ] Ibert refused to ally himself to any particular musical fashion or school, maintaining that "all systems are valid", a position that has caused many commentators to categorise him as "eclectic". By contrast Le chevalier errant, a choreographic piece incorporating chorus and two reciters, is in an epic style.
He was the sole composer of four further ballets between and Other scores ranged from music for farce to that for Shakespeare productions. His cinema scores covered a similarly broad range.
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Histoires (Ibert, Jacques)