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Letter: Open your ears, open your mind, and listen to something new

GEOFFREY WHEATCROFT fails to mention the explosion in recording and broadcasting over the past 40 years. Surely the biggest single influence on music's development has been the fact that everyone is now exposed to all types of music, each piece often interpreted by a variety of different artists. And, incidentally, women listen to music too. A sentence like "No one can really be sure what he likes" grates on the ear even more than a Schoenberg concerto.

Margaret Drummond

London SE3