Patrick Kavanaugh is the author of several books that deal with faith and the arts, such as “Spiritual Lives of the Great Composers”. As a composer himself, he has a fascinating specialty that expands the musical language as most folks know it. Dr. Kavanaugh came to music relatively late, and his first exposure to the world of classical music will really surprise you!
In addition to his books and compositions, Dr. Kavanaugh is the founder and artistic director of the Masterworks Festival, an intensive four-week summer festival for advanced and passionate students of the classical performing arts with a Christian perspective. In this interview, we explore the question of “why” we make music, and the special role that faith can play in an artist’s life.
Kavanaugh Eroica Suite No. 1
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 – I. Allegro
Brahms Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8 – I. Allegro con brio
Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 – Second Movement – Masterworks Festival Orchestra
Brahms Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98 – 3rd movement – Masterworks Festival Orchestra
Reicha Woodwind Quintet in E-flat major – Masterworks Festival Ensemble
Saint-Saens Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 33 – Anne Martindale Williams, Cello, with the Masterworks Festival Orchestra
Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21- 3rd movement
Ravel Piano Concerto – I. Allegramente – Hugh Sung, Piano, with the Masterworks Festival Orchestra
The Masterworks Festival https://masterworksfestival.org/
Christian Performing Arts Fellowship http://www.christianperformingart.org/