Well-Tempered Kapellmeister

by George Barany and Friends

This "mid-week level" puzzle was released on March 21, 2015, a significant anniversary in the annals of music (pictorial hint to the right). After completing the puzzle (spoiler), enjoy listening to the following selections by clicking here, here, here, and here (same order as in the puzzle); more that we couldn't fit in are found by clicking here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here (listed in alphabetical order).

Click here to view or download the puzzle in PDF format; here to download it as a puz file; here to download it as an ipuz file [requires the free Puzzazz app to solve]; here to solve the puzzle interactively (thanks to Jim Horne); here for the solution. The puzzle was sketched out by yours truly, after which Martin Ashwood-Smith, Steve Bachman, Gloria Cangahuala, John Child, Laszlo Denes, Noam Elkies, Charles Flaster. Brent Hartzell, Martin Herbach, Arlene Romoff, Markand Thakar, and Carl Voss beta tested it on a very short timeline. Their many wonderful suggestions were incorporated into the final version posted here.

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More puzzles here (all), here (music), and here (tributes).

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