Fleury, Louis François

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Fleury, Louis François (b Lyons, 1878; d Paris, 1926). Fr. flautist, for whom several composers wrote works, including Debussy (Syrinx). Played in orchs., and in 1902 joined Société Moderne des Instruments à Vent, becoming dir. 1905–26. Frequent visitor to Eng. and champion of Eng. composers in Eur. Ed. works for fl. by Stanley, Purcell, Blavet, and others.