So, as promised: How music can be like reading a book.
The fact that Dvorak’s New World Symphony is my favourite symphony can probably be traced back to my following along with the score while listening to it. We had a copy that was printed like a little novel, or a play with each instrument as a character. Following along while the instruments played made even the boring slow movements entertaining. It was quite like having someone read aloud to me.
Recently, from the Music Animation Machine, I came across this visualisation of Clair de Lune (which is, by the way, one of the best pieces of classical music ever). It, too, lets the eye follow along with the music and experience it in a new way. It also makes me want to have a piano again.