Alexandra and Brittany had prepared a pair of tangos by the Argentine composer Ástor Piazzolla. Though his family was Italian and he studied in Paris, Piazzola's best compositions are Argentine at heart, but influenced by the jazz musicians he heard in Europe, particularly Gerry Mulligan (who of course was best known for his work with Dave Brubeck).
So while Sabers watched Timothy coach Brittany on the bowing and rhythm of her part, I enjoyed the music and finished solving last week's Patchwork from the WSJ. Now you can listen to an earlier performance of the same pieces while you do this week's puzzle.
After a one-week sampling of a bar-style puzzle, Hot and Trazom are back with their regular block-style. Of course there are still a few twists in the clues, so if you need hints, post a comment below.
Link to puzzle: http://www.thenation.com/article/171589/puzzle-no-3264
Degree of difficulty (by standards of this weekly puzzle): moderate to difficult, particularly if you are expecting all clues to be straightforward and self-contained.
Hozom's comment: not published yet: watch this space for an update.