9 JUNE 2001, Page 28

Wigmore facts

From Emeritus Professor Cyril Ehrlich Sir: My recent essay 'The First Hundred Years' on the history of Wigmore Hall (which appeared in Wigmore Hall 1901-2001: A Celebration) entailed some original research and thought. It is therefore pleasant to find a lengthy résumé (unacknowledged) in Louise Flind's piece about the Hall (Arts, 2 June), though I never suggested that the Albert Hall was new in the 1900s (it was built 1871), or that Liszt was alive in 1917 (he died in 1886).

Cyril Ehrlich

Queen's University, Belfast