BBC Music Magazine January 1999

ACROSS

8              Choral finale conducted with freedom by Bernstein in 1989? (3,2,3)

9              Old English composer sounding inexperienced (6)

10           An opening for choreographer in Ring ballet? (7)

11           Initially brilliant and virtuosic operatic song from part of Germany  (7)

12           Rolling Stones ace? They can get in a lot of cash! (9)

14           Go-ahead always welcomed by heads of Seattle Symphony Orchestra (3-2)

16           Composer talked French – it’s translated (6,9)

19           See us absorbed by gross opera (5)

20           Harpsichordist knows a lad to play (9)

23           Mozart heroine – she smoked secretly in another opera (7)

24           Music mostly completed – no good having second thoughts (7)

26           French composer to charge into water in Paris (6)

27           Douglas gets involved with English composer (8)

DOWN

1              Leader of Christians dancing with fallen god, an operatic symbol of paganism (6,4)

2              Despatched to collect most of new trumpets for Shakespearean production (6)

3              Some virtuoso lines? (4)

4              Drums contributing nothing to the sound of bells (6)

5              Ruffian grabs girl I upset giving an encouraging cry (10)

6              Grieg’s incidental music showing wild energy in part (4,4)

7              A lovely piece turns up – very good (4)

11           Artist’s nonsense about entry of clarinet (5)

13           Church has the Spanish anthem rewritten for English music festival (10)

15           Ann somehow dances in solo performance (3-3,4)

17           Quartet with use for one third of Mozart, possibly (8)

18           Sex-appeal and more sex-appeal, seen around long sexy dance (5)

21           Less sensitive song (6)

22           45 and unmarried? (6)

23           Certain some composer used to turn up (4)

25           Say nasty things about a link between musical notes (4)

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