"(For Pater and Greenburg, music and musical painting are the most aesthetically consummate arts, and as such the arts most removed from exploitive practicality and scientific reductionism, both of which manhandle reality. They murder it and dissect it, as ha. Been said, and also to use it, both of which are a kind of merciless abuse, at least from an aesthetic point of view.) They betray reality in the act of knowing it"
-Donald Kuspit, " The End Of Art", 2004, p34.