Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Messiaen . . . Men of genius as different as their music - but all inspired by deep spiritual convictions. Peter Kavanaugh uncovers the spirituality of twenty of music's timeless giants, revealing legacies of the soul as diverse as the masterpieces they created. Warmly written, beautifully illustrated, and complete with listening recommendations for each composer, Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers is a fascinating look at the inner flame that lit the works of these masters.
Patrick Kavanaugh, executive director of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship, holds a doctorate in music composition. A conductor and performer, he is the author of Spiritual Moments with the Great Composers, Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers, and Raising Musical Kids.See all Editorial Reviews
If you are , musician , this book will inspire you, if you are a worshiper or band leader for church, it would be a treasure, no matter denomination , this is all about God , and... Read morePublished 15 days ago by orlando rafael alvarado
Awesome insight into the lives of our most treasured classical musicians. My children really appreciate learning about the deep Christian devotion of these composers. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Kindness
This book was inspiring and encouraging, as I often hear about the lack of faith in some composers, but appreciate the quotes throughout this book proving the deeply held faith of... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Sara Takeuchi
I was given this book as a gift and have given several to other friends. It helped me to appreciate the music as I came to understand the spiritual backgrounds each of these... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
And now for the spiritual side of our wonderful composers! We're not used to reading about this! Good book!Published 13 months ago by Patricia Klenda