»Music is the least representational of all the arts. A Shakespeare sonnet or a Jane Austen novel has to borrow from the same set of symbols that can be put together to say, ›Pass the salt, please.‹ Nonabstract painting and photography borrow what they depict from objects that are a part of our everyday reality. Music, on the other hand, creates its canvasses from a vast array of tones that, by and large, serve only music, using a special set of instruments whose only purpose is to lend their particular timbres to that vast array of tones.«