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Subject: Re: Garsington (Was: Strauss reviled in court)
From: Ellen Braner Grinnell <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Ellen Braner Grinnell <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Mon, 19 Jan 1998 08:43:42 -0800

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At 06:30 PM 1/18/98 +0000, Max Prola wrote:
>> I heard this news on Radio 3 the morning it was announced.
>> Apparently the plaintiffs had complained, in all seriousness, that "the
>> noise of the opera was drowning out the sound of their televisions."
>> Fortunately - though perhaps surprisingly, the judge had no hesitation in
>> finding FOR THE DEFENDANTS - hooray, hooray, cheer! And I hope he awarded
>> costs against the plaintiffs too, so that the Garsington Festival gains
>> some more financial resources!!

>Although I presumably share your love of opera, I think it is awful to
> over
>the desires of the villagers of Garsington to live their lives in comfort. An
> external
>noise from outside loud enough to drown out the tv in one's home is
> loud,

I tend to agree with Dr. Prola.  I wonder how unsympathetic toward the
plaintiffs we'd all be if the offending music was hard rock.

Ellen - who loves Richard Strauss, but not while she's trying to watch
something else!

Ellen Braner Grinnell
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