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Faculty Recital: Susan Lyle and Douglas Weeks present “Lieder & Ives”

Converse College presents Susan Lyle, mezzo-soprano and Douglas Weeks, piano, March 26 at 4 p.m.in the Daniel Recital Hall.  On the surface, the Romantic, nature and emotion inspired German Lied and the dissonant, modernist American music of Charles Ives serve as polar opposites. But dig a little deeper, and we find that the music of Ives is rooted in European Romanticism. Lyle and Weeks will explore the roots of Romantic German Lied with Brahms, Strauss, and Wolf and demonstrate how Romantic German Lied shaped the music of modernist American composer Charles Ives.