Claude Debussy: La flûte de Pan (Syrinx)
La flûte de Pan (Syrinx)
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
"You know how Syrinx disregarded fiery Aphrodite and what price she paid for her too great pride and love for virginity; how she turned into a plant with reedy growth substituted for her own, when she had fled from Pan's love, and how she still sings Pan's desire!" - (Nonnus of Panopolis, Dionysiaca, book 16. Greek poet, 5th cent.AD) </ br> Debussy's la flûte de Pan (better known as Syrinx) was originally written for flute. The characteristics of the cello capture and unfold what is distinctly French about this piece.