NY v. Boston, Strauss smackdown edition

New York World (19.06.1872) decried Strauss as

the little hop and skip maestro, hot from the wicked salons of Vienna

and adjudged his music “clap-trap,” so the Boston Globe (21.06.1872) retorted that,

New York is to be pitied

and a Boston periodical, Jubilee Days (20.06.1872), likened New York’s critics to a “herd of mules.”