20 AUGUST 1948, Page 17


Sia,—I feel, as a musician, that an attempt should be made to better Anglo-Russian relations by means of the one truly international lan- guage—music. If, with the Kremlin's permission, arrangements could be made for a first-class British orchestra and conductor to tour some Russian cities, with a reciprocal agreement for a Russian orchestra to tour Britain, relations between Britain and Russia could be vastly im- proved, and would not be worsened. Surely the Russians still have

emotions of their own !—Yours faithfully, JOHN E. GARDINER.

25 Stephen Road, Headington, Oxford.