Jack H. Chesner's wrath towards Martin Bernheimer's coverage of classical "pops" concerts on the ground that such events are "for the masses, not for the cognoscenti" (Calendar Letters, July 7) might as well read: "Let the masses bask in their innocent ignorance and enjoy sloppy performances and/or hyped-up artists in peace."
I salute Bernheimer's constant attempts at standard-raising. Stick to it, Martin, and applause between movements may become a thing of the past.
ADAM STERN, Music Director,
Leonid Hambro Piano Quartet