With reference to an item in the 'Going Out' column (Sunday Morning Post, January 30), commenting on Radio 4's Grand Millennium Concert, I would like to make the following clarifications.
The list of 30 works voted upon in the Millennium Classics selection was not contrived by Radio 4 as suggested by your writer, but was rather the result of a previous round of public voting, carried out through the months of September to November, 1999.
A second round of public voting, carried out through the Internet as well as on newspapers during the first three weeks in January, decided the top 10 from this list.
In no way during the entire voting procedure did RTHK Radio 4 staff interfere with the results.
The whole spirit of this selection process was to reflect the public's tastes and preferences in classical music and we have been very conscientious about this aspect in the entire project.
All results have been monitored and certified by the certified accountant Patrick L. T. Wong and Company.
RICHARD TSANG Head, Radio 4