Crescendo of the Virtuoso


 expand sectionIntroduction

 collapse section1. Some Models of Excellence
 expand section1. Philidor and the Café de la Régence Chess Masters
 collapse section2. Carême, Chef de Cuisine
 expand section3. Vidocq, Detective
 expand section4. Paganini and Liszt, Musicians
 expand section5. Robert-Houdin and the Vogue of the Automaton-Builders

 collapse section2. Some Modes of Excelling
 expand section6. Mounting Spectacles
 expand section7. Exalting Technical Skill
 expand section8. Ballooning the Self
 expand sectionConclusion

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