18 APRIL 1981, Page 18

Sir: In response to Mr Keller's challenge (Letters, 11 April),

I am happy to admit to being deeply amused by Mr Ingrams's monumental wit.

Though a man of no great age, your television critic possesses a rare wisdom, which enables him to defy the patronising orthodoxies of the 'cultural' establishment (e.g. that the music of Bartok has great meaning, depth etc). His best powers of observation are perfectly illustrated by the very piece of which Mr Keller complains. Many people would love to make remarks like Mr Ingrams's. If we don't, it is probably because we feel we could not endure the superior sniggers of self-appointed arbiters of taste like Mr Keller.

Laurence O'Connell 179a Underhill Road, Dulwich, London SE22