Famous conductors' anagram quiz

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Dave Payn, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Same idea as last quiz but clues not jumbled up! Solve the anagrams of the famous orchestral conductors listed below. Once solved, the initial letters of their first names will, when unjumbled, reveal another well known conductor. NB, I have NOT included 'titles' in any of the anagrams, so for instance, Sir John Barbirolli would simply be an anagram of John Barbirolli.

    Please send answers via PM only. Ta.

    NB Mods, if another version of this quiz appears, can you plese delete that and go with this one. Ta.

    Invade wars (6, 5) Former principal conductor of the BBCSO

    Abominable 'n' dire (6, 9) Pianist turned conductor, one half of a famous classical music marriage

    Reliable corks (6, 7) His father also a famous conductor, this one passed away earlier this year.

    Petrol meter OK (4, 9) German born conductor renowned for grand performances of romantic repertoire at notoriously slow tempi

    Rat knives zest (6, 7) Former principal conductor of the LSO in the mid 1960s. Died tragically when he drowned while swimming.

    Rall. Is not naked (7, 7) Another former BBCSO principal conductor.

    Loved her nanny (6, 7) Living English conductor, unashamedly a champion of British music over that of other countries

    Lament riots (5, 6) Currently making waves in Germany

    Unicorn's natural hook (8, 11) Was a pioneer in the period performance movement in the 1960s and 70s

    To varying risks (4, 10) Much more famous as a composer. Nevertheless, a b/w broadcast of him conducting one of his most famous works is fairly well known in 'classical' circles.
     
    Last edited: Oct 6, 2004
  2. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Dave - Is "Conuctors" an anagram of something by any chance......???
     
  3. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    I tried to get the words 'sodding pedant' out of 'conuctors' but alas, it wouldn't work.... ;-)
     
  4. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Isn't there one too many 'S' in clue 5 (Rats Knives Zest) ???
     
  5. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Yup.
     
  6. ronnie_the_lizard

    ronnie_the_lizard Active Member

    Whilst I appreciate that I am hereby admitting to cheating by using Google to look for lists of famous conductors, I couldn't resist posting this advert that appeared on one of the pages..........

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  7. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Ron and Peter, good on yer! All present and correct!

    Abominable 'n' dire (6, 9) Pianist turned conductor, one half of a famous classical music marriage

    DANIEL BARENBOIM

    Reliable corks (6, 7) His father also a famous conductor, this one passed away earlier this year.

    CARLOS KLEIBER

    Petrol meter OK (4, 9) German born conductor renowned for grand performances of romantic repertoire at notoriously slow tempi

    OTTO KLEMPERER

    Rat knives zest (6, 7) Former principal conductor of the LSO in the mid 1960s. Died tragically when he drowned while swimming.

    ISTVAN KERTESZ

    Rall. Is not naked (7, 7) Another former BBCSO principal conductor.

    LEONARD SLATKIN

    Loved her nanny (6, 7) Living English conductor, unashamedly a champion of British music over that of other countries

    VERNON HANDLEY

    Lament riots (5, 6) Currently making waves in Germany

    SIMON RATTLE

    Unicorn's natural hook (8, 11) Was a pioneer in the period performance movement in the 1960s and 70s

    NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT

    To varying risks (4, 10) Much more famous as a composer. Nevertheless, a b/w broadcast of him conducting one of his most famous works is fairly well known in 'classical' circles

    IGOR STRAVINSKY

    And the conductor from the initial letters?

    COLIN DAVIS
     
  8. Jan H

    Jan H Moderator Staff Member

    You can probably also find a lot of semi-conductors there ;)
     

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