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EXCELLENT CONDITION

Autographed 7.5” x 11” (mount) presentation photograph of the French composer reading a book.  He has dedicated the photograph to Germaine Compagnon, a French music educator.  The photograph is signed on the bottom right by the important French photographer Henri Manuel of Paris.

D’Indy (1851-1931) studied piano with Louis Diemer and Antoine Marmontel informally studied composition with Henri Duparc and more formally with Cesar Franck.  He was greatly influenced by the German Romantics and travelled to meet Liszt, Brahms and in particular, Richard Wagner.  Wagner’s influence led him to attend the first complete Ring Cycle at Bayreuth and later the World Premier of “Parsifal.  He also made regular trips to Munich to hear as many of his operas as he could.  D’Indy was appointed organ professor at the Paris Conservatoire and also held the position of titular organist at St. Leu-la Forête from 1873-1878.  An important aspect of his life was his membership in the Societe National de Musique, where he rose from a member to Secretary and following the death of Cesar Franck, the President.  In 1896 with Alexandre Guilmant, he founded the Schola Cantorum, the competitor of the Paris Conservatoire.  He became its’ second President after Guilmant.  Despite their frequent requests, D’Indy for many years turned down professorships at the Conservatoire after founding the Schola Cantorum, though in 1914, he did accept a professorship of ensemble music.

As a composer, D’Indy wrote in a variety of idioms, 3 symphonies, concertos, opera, string quartets, piano music, songs and works for solo instruments and combination of instruments.  In addition to his interest in the German Romantics, he also had a great interest in the music of the Renaissance and combined some of that music such as Gregorian chants into his own works.

His list of pupils reads like a who’s who of composers and musicians of the period.  Some of the better known pupils include;  Isaac Albéniz, Joseph Canteloube, Pierre Capdevielle, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Cole Porter, Albert Roussel, Erik Satie, Otto Tichý.

Slight age toning else mint!

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