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October 26, 2012
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Cruisin’ the Muses: The asymptote of perfection

Perfection is a laudable but impossible goal. “Gold cannot be pure and people cannot be perfect,” according to a Chinese proverb. Confucius, also a purveyor of Chinese wisdom, in his Analects said: “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”So when Sweden’s Carl Petersson, a featured guest soloist, played Edvard Grieg’s Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 with the Carson City Symphony Orchestra, the audience more than overlooked a flaw.It was apparent to all in the crowd at the Community Center last Sunday that the brief slip bothered the pianist big time. Yet, when he finished, …

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