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Vincent d'Indy

Composer Vincent d'Indy

Profession: Composer


Why Famous: As a composer, d'Indy has not experienced an excess of fame, yet as a teacher, he helped to shape a generation of French students: Erik Satie, Cole Porter, Albéric Magnard, etc.

He founded the Schola Cantorum de Paris with Charles Bordes and Alexandre Guilmant; and taught at the Paris Conservatoire.

Born: March 27, 1851
Birthplace: Paris, France
Star Sign: Aries

Died: December 2, 1931 (aged 80)

Historical Events

  • 1885-01-25 Vincent d'Indy's "Saugefleurie" premieres
  • 1888-02-28 Vincent d'Indy's Wallenstein-trilogy, premieres
  • 1897-01-10 Vincent d'Indy's "Istar" premieres in Amsterdam & Brussels
  • 1897-03-12 Vincent d'Indy's opera "Fervaal" premieres in Brussels
  • 1903-01-07 Vincent d'Indy's opera "L'etranger" premieres in Brussels
  • 1904-02-28 Vincent d'Indy's 2nd Symphony in B, premieres
  • 1906-02-18 Vincent d'Indy's "Jour D'été à La Montagne" premieres in Paris

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