Letter: Not forgotten

It Is difficult to square Dermot Clinch's report of Roberto Gerhard's neglect by publishers and record companies with the facts (Real Life, 29 September). His two principal publishers, Boosey & Hawkes and Oxford University Press have promoted his music internationally for decades.

Two 1996 projects - the publication of the first vocal score of The Duenna and a new edition of Soirees de Barcelone - represent a five-figure investment. As to recording, there is an on-going series on the Auvidis label and Chandos has embarked on its own Gerhard series. Most composers would relish such neglect.

David Allenby

Boosey & Hawkes

London W1