After an inspired performance

of the piano part in Schubert’s Trout quintet, a lady admirer sent (Max) Reger a freshly-caught trout. In his note of thanks, Reger enclosed the date of his next concert and the programme: Haydn’s Ox minuet.

from The Book of Musical Anecdotes
by Norman Lebrecht

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