Competition: Win the New Grove, worth pounds 1400

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THE New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, edited by Stanley Sadie, is the world's most authoritative guide to classical music. With 22,500 entries written by 2,400 contributors (using, for the record, more than 22 million words) and 4,500 drawings and photographs, its 20 volumes are a library in themselves. Major composers receive book-length entries: the entry on Haydn, for example, runs to more than 25,000 words. The New Grove costs pounds 1400 (including CDs, books and magazines worth pounds 120), but we have a complete set to give away, courtesy of Macmillan Publishers Ltd. There are also five second prizes of boxed sets of Mozart CDs, courtesy of Polygram. Each set includes nine CDs: Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte, played by the Drottningholn Court Theatre Orchestra and chorus, with conductor Arnold Ostman and soloists. Booklets on each one accompany the set. To enter, answer the three questions below, and three more which will be published next Sunday. Send all six answers, on a postcard, to: Grove Competition, Arts Desk, Independent on Sunday, 40 City Rd, London EC1Y 2DB, by Friday 29 April.

1. Who set Beethoven dancing and Skryabin on fire?

2. Which French composer was interpreted by both Richard Strauss and Maurice Ravel?

3. What title has been boarded by both Edward Elgar and Andrew Lloyd Webber?

For information on Grove's dictionaries and a special offer for 'IoS' readers, ring Sara Yelland on 0256 817245 (24 hrs).

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