By Toby Creswell

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D'Indy's emphasis was on the French pre-revolutionary and classic composers, beginning with Lully, whom he considered "the creator of French dramatic music"; it also included Gluck and Rameau, the latter having already caught the attention of the Societe Nationale de Musique Francaise, which had hoped to renew interest in his work. In his teaching of nineteenth-century opera, d'Indy was strongly influenced by Wagner who, as we have noted, was his idol, as well as his model for operatic composition.

35 The commission produced a detailed report that called for far-reaching changes, including the introduction of a class on the symphony, which traditionally had not been taught at the Conservatoire. Such "Franckiste" ideas were shocking to some, given the relatively low status of symphonic, as opposed to vocal, music, as reflected in the Conservatoire's instruction. But the commission's work came to naught, for in 1893 the funds to implement its many recommendations were peremptorily denied. "36 D'INDY, ANTI-DREYFUSISM, AND THE SCHOLA D'Indy's bitterness toward the Republic escalated with the advent of the Dreyfus Affair, which, like the Revolution in Dresden for Wagner, led him to merge his hopes for political and artistic reform.

For the appearance of Zola's devastating article, "J'Accuse," in January 1898, in Clemenceau's Aurore, marked a turning point in public responses to the work of both artists. Despite the novelty of his works, Bruneau had become a popular French composer, which had led to his being awarded the Legion d'honneur in 1895; after the appearance of Zola's "J'Accuse," however, Bruneau's musical style, along with Zola's texts, became a target when their operatic works were attacked. 16 Critics in anti-Dreyfusard journals were quick to add their voices by attacking Zola's libretto on a simultaneously political and stylistic basis.

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