Frédéric Chopin: Prélude op. 28 no. 5 in D major
Philip Corner: The V9 chord which begins the Chopin D major Prelude as a revelation
A true revelation, it seems to me, will only emerge from stubborn concentration on a solitary problem. I am not in league with inventors or adventurers, nor with travelers to exotic destinations. The surest — also the quickest — way to awake the sense of wonder in ourselves is to look intently, undeterred, at a single object. Suddenly, miraculously, it will reveal itself as something we have never seen before.
Cesare Pavese, Dialoghi con Leucò