Cultural Cocktail Hour

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.”

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