Louis Fleury

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Claude Debussy's Syrinx, which was dedicated to Fleury. Performed by Sarah Bassingthwaite

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Louis Fleury (1878–1926) was a French flautist, pupil of Paul Taffanel at the Paris Conservatoire. Claude Debussy dedicated the piece for solo flute Syrinx to him in 1913, and Fleury performed the première.[1] In 1921 English composer Cyril Rootham dedicated to Louis Fleury a "Suite in Three Movements" for flute and piano.

Fleury was a pioneer in the rediscovery of many forgotten Baroque flute compositions, and in commissioning new pieces by contemporary composers. He was a member of the Société Moderne des Instruments à Vent, which was set up for this purpose.

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  1. ^ "Parallel paths: historical-documentary and analytical contributions as a basis for the performance of Debussy’s Syrinx". "The dedicatee of Syrinx, the flautist Louis Fleury, who also gave the première, jealously held onto the manuscript..."