Letter: Don't let the critics dismiss Helfgott

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Sir: Before listening to David Helfgott at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday ("He shone", 8 May), I went along to see the "Modern Art in Britain 1910-14" exhibition at the Barbican Art Gallery. The exhibition is showing works of art acknowledged as great nowadays, despite an unfavourable reaction by the critics when originally shown.

I don't suggest that Helfgott will be looked back on as brilliant, but perhaps when we experience different interpretations of the current norm, we should use them to question accepted views, rather than dismissing them.

MICK PALMER

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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