Letter: Equality at the Proms

Sir: It was good to read that your classical music critic Bayan Northcott believes that classical music from around the world should be featured more frequently in the Proms ('Small ripples in a calm sea', 3 September). However, when he refers to my assertion that 50 per cent of the concerts should feature music by women, he seems to doubt whether there would be enough music to do this.

If you take all the classical music traditions of the world, it would not be at all difficult to have 90 per cent of the programmes featuring high-quality music by women.

Yours sincerely,

PRITI PAINTAL

Tenterden, Kent

7 September

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