Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musician and the inventor of the saxophone, was born 200 years ago Thursday. The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images hide caption

itoggle caption The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images

Food and music mingle in Pieter Claesz's Still Life with Musical Instruments (1623). Wikimedia Commons hide caption

itoggle caption Wikimedia Commons

Which composers would you invite to your Thanksgiving table? hide caption

itoggle caption

Deceptive Cadence

Turkey, Cranberries And Composers At The Table

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

Listen Loading… 7:19
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Yes, even in the straight-laced world of classical music, one can find all manner of hoodwinking and horseplay. hide caption

itoggle caption