Syrinx is undoubtedly one of the works that one immediately associates with Debussy. Entitled Pan's flute at the time of its creation, this piece was composed in 1913 as stage music for a dramatic poem by Gabriel Mourey. In the central scene, Pan plays the reed flute, an instrument into which the nymph Syrinx has been transformed. However, it is not visible to other nymphs and the viewer. In order to reproduce the scene as well as possible, the dedicatee, Louis Fleury, used to perform the piece behind a screen in concert. The work was published posthumously in 1927 by the publisher Jobert. Today it enjoys unprecedented popularity.