What Stravinsky leaves out, though is the fact that much of the booing was due to a claque that had been paid by enemies of the composer to disrupt the performance.
If you wrap your derision in the flag, you'll always have a claque of bootlickers eager to excuse whatever you do.
the president was surrounded by a claque of scheming bureaucrats
He got clapped and cheered by the audience, or at least by the noisy loyalist claque who are dotted about the hall.
No claque of paid liars can cheapen the sacrifice and nobility of the cause.
the President was surrounded by a claque of scheming bureaucrats
And let us not forget the chilling spectacle of that State of the Union address, with the claque and brass popping up with applause at every stumbling word like so many automatons at a court masque for their Sun King.
This has been attributed to the workings of the claque of a rival singer; but whatever the truth of the matter, it was Albani's first and last appearance in that theatre.
Still, with a sycophantic media claque in close support, his is the dominant voice in public discourse.
How on earth could we have put this scheming, mendacious little man and his miserable claque back in office for another three years?