As part of my work, I'm currently trying to make a list for my own use of pieces of classical music that might kindle the interest of young people in the genre. This is one I'm certainly putting on it.
Claude Debussy wrote Syrinx for solo flute in 1913. The original Syrinx, for anyone who doesn't know, was a nymph in classical mythology.Pursued by the amorous god Pan, she found herself on a riverbank. She asked for the assistance of the river nymphs, who obliged by turning her into hollow reeds that made a haunting sound when the breath of the frustrated god blew across them...
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