Colin Davis found power in humility later in his career — and one astonished music journalist. Alberto Venzago hide caption

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Reneé Fleming (right) and Susan Graham — two "cheerful Americans" often mistaken for each other — are planning an intimate evening of French song. Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging hide caption

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Deceptive Cadence

Turkey, Cranberries And Composers At The Table

Commentator Miles Hoffman invites an eclectic group of long-gone composers to Thanksgiving dinner.

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