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Moritz Eggert’s “De Avaritia” to Celebrate Its World Premiere at the Kulturwald Music Festival

On 2 September 2010, the world premiere of Moritz Eggert’s new ensemble piece “De Avaritia” will take place at the opening of the Music Festival “Kulturwald” in the Bavarian Forest. The spectacular aspect of this piece is definitely its ensemble (including a flying male vocal quartet, 2 flying percussionists and 3 helicopters).

“De Avaritia” is the first text from the anthology “Carmina Burana,” which consists of altogether 254 individual song and drama texts, most of which originate from between the 11th and 13th centuries.

The concert will begin at the Arberlandhalle in Bayerisch Eisenstein and end at the Neue Stadthalle in Deggendorf. The audience will follow the “journey” live by monitor.

The composer has the following to say about the origin and course of the piece:

“’De Avaritia’ clearly describes the human greed for money, which is in no way old-fashioned but very much a present-day phenomenon. Without having to change a single line, the text speaks directly to us – although centuries have passed, nothing has changed in the least.

In my Prologue, I would like to visually depict this greed - part of the ensemble arrives at the concert hall in a luxurious means of transportation, whilst the journey is broadcast live at the hall by monitor. The choir reads from the stock-market reports and at the end the police take away a swindler. (...)”

On 4 September at the Festival, the world premiere of the piano version of Eggert’s “Bordellballade” will also take place in Buchet (Wild-Berghof) with Julia Rutigliano (mezzo soprano), Moritz Eggert (piano) and the “Kulturwald Operettenkompanie.”

2 September 2010
Bayerischen Eisenstein, Arberlandhalle (start), Deggendorf, Neue Stadthalle (end)
Opening of the Kulturwald Music Festival, helicopter concert II, 7 PM
World premiere: Moritz Eggert
“De Avaritia” for flying male vocal quintet, 2 flying percussionists, soprano, mezzo soprano, 3 percussionists, 2 pianists, children choir, choir and 3 helicopters
A prolog to Carl Orff’s "Carmina Burana"
Susanne Bernhard (soprano), David Erler (alto) Thomas E. Bauer (bariton), Uta Hielscher und Moritz Eggert (piano), Philipp Amelung (conductor)
Percussionists of the Bayerischen Staatsoper, Kulturwald Kinderchor,
Max Reger Vereinigung, Lofoten Voices, Regionale Chöre


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