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Hans Von Bülow and leafy greens

Keep your rotten plants away from me!

According to eminent music critic, Harold C. Schonberg in his book, The Great Conductors (Simon & Schuster 1967) German maestro Hans von Bülow cringed at the idea of being crowned, Apollo-style, with plants.

When a committee attempted to present him with a laurel wreath, he rejected their tribute, saying,

“I’m not a vegetarian.”

Posted by on March 1st, 2011

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