Publisher's Letter, Feb. 27, 1956

Dear TIME-Reader:

UNTIL a few years ago. a music critic could stay in New York and hear premieres of much of the best modern music in the U.S. But now original works are being played in so many places throughout the country that no critic can get to all of them to form his own musical judgment. TIME'S Music Editor Carter Harman, himself a composer of modern music, has found an electronic solution. By asking TIME'S correspondents to arrange for high-fidelity tape recordings of the concerts, he can sit in his acoustically draped office...

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