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Moritz Eggert’s Football Oratorio “The Depth of Space” on BR Klassik

The European Football Championship is still on!!! Bayerischer Rundfunk has taken this as an opportunity to broadcast the “First Half” of Moritz Eggert’s distinctive and truly extraordinary football oratorio “The Depth of Space” as part of its “Horizonte” programme on 8 July 2021 from 10.05pm to 11.00pm. The performers are the soloists, choir and orchestra of the Music Academy of the German National Academic Foundation conducted by Moritz Eggert. This is a recording released on CD by the NEOS label (NEOS 12009-10).
BR comments on the event with the following: “The European Football Championship is currently taking place and this Sunday the final will take place at Wembley Stadium in London. An ideal time to finally broadcast Moritz Eggert’s opulent football oratorio ‘The Depth of Space' again. Written for the Ruhrtriennale 2005, Eggert deliberately chose the form of the oratorio: as the modern ordeal of a football player on the way to scoring the winning goal. As in the baroque passion play, allegorical figures such as virtue and vice appear here. It also gives the evangelist an on-the-spot narrating journalist. Today we present the 1st half of a CD recording released by the NEOS label - as a recording of a concert from the Munich Gasteig in 2019.”

10:05 - 11:00 P.M.
BR-KLASSIK Horizons - the series for new music on BR-KLASSIK.
Moritz Eggert:
“The Depth of Space”. A Football Oratorio, First Half
Soloists, choir and orchestra of the Music Academy of the German National Academic Foundation, conductor: Moritz Eggert.

On the CD:
Moritz Eggert
The Depth of Space. A Football Oratorio
NEOS 12009-10