The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers
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The Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers

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Patrick 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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 16mm | 200g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • ports.
  • 0310208068
  • 9780310208068
  • 145,644

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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.
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Table of contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Preface
1. Johann Sebastian Bach
2. George Frédéric Handel
3. Franz Joseph Haydn
4. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
5. Ludwig van Beethoven
6. Franz Peter Schubert
7. Felix Mendelssohn
8. Frédéric Chopin
9. Franz Liszt
10. Richard Wagner
11. Charles Gounod
12. Cesar Franck
13. Anton Bruckner
14. Johannes Brahms
15. Antonin Dvor?ák
16. Edward Elgar
17. Ralph Vaughan Williams
18. Charles Ives
19. Igor Stravinsky
20. Olivier Messiaen
Afterword
About the Author
About the Christian Performing Artists’ Fellowship
Notes
Bibliography
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