Music: Music Writer

Composing music for the piano is a laborious, tedious, inefficient process even for composers with retentive memories. They must jot, erase, return to the keys, pause, jot, ponder, try again. In the heat of creation many a composer has irrevocably lost inspirations which flashed through his mind's ear and away before he could capture them on paper. Last week came news of an invention to enable affluent pianists to compose at ease, to capture transient beauty before it eludes memory. The device: "Music Writer." The inventor: Dr. Moritz Stoehr, professor of bacteriology...

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