- ECM's Best-Kept Secret: An Interview with violist Kim Kashkashian
- "Who's Afraid of Charlemagne Palestine?", an article on the "sculpting" of sound by this composer-performer
- Book reviews: The Compleat Conductor, by Gunther Schuller and Black Swan: The Record Label of the Harlem Renaissance, by Helge Thygese, Mark Beresfor, and Russ Shor
- Record reviews, including Deutsche Grammophon's Beethoven Edition
- RADman's Millennium of Music: Hildegard von Bingen
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From Record Review: Brahms wrote that when he conducted a new work he couldn't "do enough pushing ahead and holding back to come near the desired expression, passionate or quiet." But after an orchestra had "completely absorbed" the work, he said, "everything just falls into place," rendering the extra markings superfluous.