WILFRED D' INDY (1821 - 1891)
Count Wilfrid d’Indy, the uncle of Vincent d’Indy, was a talented amateur composer and a pupil of César Franck. He was a principal influence on his nephew, although their musical interests came to diverge, particularly in the matter of opera and Wilfrid d’Indy’s favourite composers Auber, Flotow and Boieldieu. His compositions include an opera, Les Deux Princesses.
Something of Wilfrid d’Indy’s ability as a composer is revealed in his effective Piano Trio.