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Eric Sloss

For immediate release:
February 14, 2005

Carnegie Mellon Celebrates German Culture Through Music, Drama and Film

PITTSBURGH—Throughout the spring semester, Carnegie Mellon University will examine German culture, with a particular emphasis on Goethe, through a series to include a vocal concert of German art songs, a lecture entitled "Goethe and Globality," performances of scenes from "Faust" and a screening of the 1926 film "Faust: Eine Deutsche Volkssage."

On Friday, February 18, "An Evening of German Lieder" will feature voice majors from Carnegie Mellon School of Music performing German art songs under the direction of Mark Carver. The concert will be at 7:30 p.m, in Alumni Concert Hall in the College of Fine Arts on the Carnegie Mellon campus. A reception will follow in the lobby of the College of Fine Arts.

Clark S. Muenzer, associate professor of German at the University of Pittsburgh, will give his lecture "Goethe and Globality" at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 17, in Breed Hall in the Margaret Morrison building on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

Students from Carnegie Mellon's School of Drama will perform scenes from "Faust," under the direction of Sven Miller, a graduate student in directing. Performances will be at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. on March 23-25 in room 100 (Gregg Hall) in Porter Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

On Wednesday, April 6, the film "Faust: Eine Deutsche Volkssage" will be shown at 4:30 p.m. in McConomy Auditorium in the Carnegie Mellon University Center. This 1926 film was directed by the great F.W. Murnau and stars Emil Jannings, who later became the first winner of an Academy Award for Best Actor.

All events are free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Eric Sloss at 412-268-5765 or


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