Another follower, much less truly distinguished than d'Indy but better known in this country, is Gabriel Faur.
According to d'Indy it is more truly pathetic than the entire so-called Pathetic Sonata.
d'Indy's compositions, as in the case of Franck, are not numerous, but finely wrought and of distinct and varied individuality.
d'Indy is also a thoroughly modern composer in that he is an artist in words as well as in notes.
All these works contain certain salient characteristics proceeding directly from d'Indy's imagination and intellect.