Johannes Vermeer, The Geographer (1668)The characteristic attitude at this level is attentiveness, as in “Pay attention.” A person who characteristically and as a matter of routine pays attention to his responsibilities has reached at least the second developmental level.
- Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Two Girls at the Piano (1892)
Music: Composers, artists, and major works
These Schubert piano sonatas demand careful attention from the performer and the listener.
- Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 7 in E flat major, Op. posth. 122, D. 568
- Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, Op. 120, D. 664
- Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, Op. 143, D. 784 (“Grande Sonata”)
- Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major, D. 840, “Relique”
- Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, Op. 42, D. 845
- Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, Op. 53, D. 850, “Gasteiner”
- Schubert, Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, Op. 78, D. 894
Compositions by Richard Dubugnon:
Organ music sounds so very serious:
- Langlais, organ works (performed by Houbart, Massaglia and Leclerc)
- Louis Vierne, 6 organ symphonies
- Duruflé, Organ works
- Feigin, Tuba Concerto
- Mucha, String Quartet No. 1
- Mucha, String Quartet No. 2
- Valentin Silvestrov, String Quartet No. 1 (1974)
- Raga Shahana Kanada (Shahana Kannada – Shahana Kanara – Shahana Kannara) is a Hindustani raag performed after midnight. “The North Indian (Hindustani) Shahana is not to be confused with the Carnatic Ragam Sahana (28th Melakarta, Harikamboji) as the treatment of the two is completely different Shahana literally means “of royal demeanour” (Shahi) and while it shares the notes with Bageshri, it has a measured gait and approach.” Performances are by Vilayat Khan & Shujaat Khan, Shujaat Khan & Ananda Gopal Bandopadhyay, and Venkatesh Kumar.
- Ballaké Sissoko, “A Touma”: “During these strange and paradoxical ‘solitary dialogues’, he makes his kora speak and reacts to the emotions it arouses in him, letting his imagination and his fingers fly off to landscapes that are both magnificent and unknown.”
Not so serious: