BBC Music Magazine September 1997

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ACROSS

1             Man holding woman before end of opera – Wallace’s opera, that is (8)

5             French pianist – crikey! – a youngster (6)

9             Swiss composer’s unexpected shock about city (7)

10           Laugh feebly about opening of weak snatch of bird-song (7)

11           Violin concealed by dramatist (5)

12           Tired in playing on in performance (9)

13           One’s dead upset, embracing married woman in Otello (9)

15           Big string section in popular opera (4)

17           Music symbol almost split (4)

18           Opposing a variety of media trickery? Not half! (9)

21           Operatic role that’s naturally flat? (9)

24           Many will return, carrying round pianist’s accessory (5)

25           One surrounded by the Ravelian noises in introductions… (4-3)

26           …suitable for these violinists? (7)

27           Plays jazz in second off-stage area (6)

28           Drinking-song from drunken birds in capital of Italy (8)

DOWN

1             Great performer in something dirty is hot stuff! (7)

2             Tries to get into genuine run-through (9)

3             Ballet authority at a spa, we hear (3,4,2,6)

4             Old kettledrum almost bare, right? (5)

6             Actor seems in a twist for composer (7,8)

7             It’s a disapproving noise turning up in playing together (5)

8             Most of the song’s opening changed for mass audience (6)

10           Trumpet call in Rimsky-Korsakov’s second symphony surrounded by cheers (7)

14           Peculiar behaviour from some players – send doctor up (7)

16           Go into various replies from Italian composer (9)

19           ‘More than one giant company has deficit’ I added (7)

20           Church music charity supports an addition (6)

22           Puccini librettist – the first man one’s suggested? (5)

23           Crossword expert not against Spanish composer (5)

 

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