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24 Mar 2011

Strauss's Intermezzo: Scottish Opera whip up a perfect storm in a teacup

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/mar/24/strauss-intermezzo-scottish-opera

By Kate Molleson [The Guardian, 24 March 2011]
One May morning in 1902, Pauline Strauss opened a telegram addressed to her husband. "I waited for you as usual in the Union Bar but alas," it said. "Please send me tickets for Monday and Wednesday. Your faithful Mieze Mücke." Pauline promptly filed for divorce and sent a telegram to her husband Richard, who was away in the Isle of Wight, to let him know.

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