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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Indy, Paul Marie Théodore Vincent D'

INDY, PAUL MARIE THÉODORE VINCENT D', a French composer and pianist. Born in Paris in 1851, at the age of fourteen he was a master of the piano. After the Franco-Prussian War in which he served, he became secretary of the Société Nationale de Musique, while its president was the famous musician César Franck. When the latter died in 1890 D'Indy became president. In 1906 he made a tour of the United States, conducting his own works with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Although he has written two or three operas his best compositions have been for instrumental music. He has also written biographies and books on musical instruction.