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For those of us who share Andy Aitken's prejudice against high art (Feedback, Socialist Review, September 2008), there is a possible remedy.

Try listening to brass band arrangements of the classics. Wondrous tunes are revealed, stripped of the inaccessible pretentious posing of bourgeois concerts. I recommend versions of Puccini, Mozart and even Wagner by the Desford Colliery Band.

Gordon Blair
London