Letter: Music of menace

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Sir, I was puzzled by the reference in the article on the demise of Mastermind (15 November) to the type of tension which the "sinister" title music was apparently intended to create. This is described as the "tension of a Nazi war camp". There are many types of tension on offer, and I cannot think why the sort referred to should be the one that was supposed to spring to mind. I defy any viewer to write in claiming that the music ever made them think of the Nazis.

Professor DAVID HEAD

Department of Modern Languages

University of Northumbria at Newcastle