More recently the composer has won success with a work on the subject of Till Eulenspiegel.
Till Eulenspiegel is the only new ballet the Russians have produced in America.
Strauss remarked that in Till Eulenspiegel he had given the critics a hard nut to crack.
His version of this episode fits the music and, in the original Till Eulenspiegel stories, Till is not hanged, but dies in bed.
But no one was buying, only looking—like Till Eulenspiegel, as though the smell was enough.