Letter from G. Shaw

July 10, 1951 | Filed under: Yorkshire Post

Sir, – In reply to your music critic’s words regarding the lack of public support for the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra’s concerts of British music, I feel he is deliberately closing his eyes to the fact that the public have given this stuff its hearing, have weighed it in the balance and found it wanting. After all, Leeds Town Hall is not the only place where British music can be heard; we get plenty of opportunity of hearing it over the radio.

No, Mr. Bradbury, whether he likes it or not, must agree that one man’s meat is another man’s poison, and if a programme on the radio does not appeal to us we switch off. Similarly, if a concert is advertised and does not attract us, the hall is not filled. – Yours faithfully.


17, Stainburn Gardens, Leeds, 7.