Preserving cultural Values:

The "Egerländer Brass Music and Information Archive" (Egerländer Blasmusik- und Informationsarchiv)

   

Actually, everything began with one single record. In 1956 my father bought a so-called "music box" (music cupboard) and with it at the same time also some single records.
Under it there was the first record of the legend musician Ernst Mosch and his "Egerländer Musikanten".



Since then the folk and brass music from the Egerland (part of Bohemia, todays Czech Republic) from Bohemia or from Danube-Swabian (former part of Hungary) has let me go no more. I procured and collected since then everything what has to do with this kind of music and with the Egerland.
What began with the only single record, increased till this day to a nearly complete collection of records, music cassettes and CD's of the "Original Egerländer Musikanten", in addition, about 6,200 sound carriers as well as more than 62,100 titles with brass music for instance from Bohemia, Moravia, Austria, Danube-Swabian, Bavarian, South Tirol, "Oberkrain " and other countries.

Further informations about the "Egerländer Blasmusik- und Informationsarchiv" you'll find on a separate Internet page:
www.egerländer-blasmusikarchiv.de


"Er machte Blasmusik weltberühmt" ("He made Brass Music world-famous")
Interview der "Prager Zeitung" mit Wolfgang Jendsch im Andenken an den Egerländer Musiker Ernst Mosch (Interview of the "Prague Newspaper" with Wolfgang Jendsch in memory of the Egerländer Musician Ernst Mosch - Interview in German language!)

 

Online-Issue of the "Prager Zeitung" (www.pragerzeitung.cz)

In November 2019 an editor of the "Prager Zeitung" (Prague Newspaper), Klaus Hanisch, asked me for an interview about the Egerländer musician and "King of Brass Music" Ernst Mosch.
Ernst Mosch died twenty years ago -, his musical heritage is alive today.
The interview describes Ernst Mosch as an enthusiastic musician, as the chief of the "Egerländer Musikanten" as well as a man, who loved his "Homeland Egerland" and who musically preserved the memory of his homeland.

To the publication of the "Prager Zeitung": Interview with Wolfgang Jendsch

 

Böhmischer Wind - Eine Reise durch's Egerland
Bohemian Wind - A Travel through the Egerland


A travel through the Egerland area (Photo motives from the book "Böhmischer Wind"): From the Eger source via Marktredwitz with it's Egerland Museum to the Czech district city Cheb (Eger), from there to Svatava (Zwodau), the place of birth of Ernst Mosch, then to Sokolov (Falkenau), his later place of residence. In Litomerice (Leitmeritz) the Ohre river (Eger) ends and flows into the Labe river (Elbe).

In order to get to know the Egerland in all its dimensions, its landscapes, towns, villages, its population and the cultural remnants of those times, we made a three-week journey along the Eger (Ohre) in May 2012 - from its source in the Fichtelgebirge (Fichtel Mountains) up to its mouth into the river Elbe (Labe) near the City of Litomerice (Leitmeritz). On this journey we also visited the former home of Ernst Mosch and some of his Egerländer musicians. Not least, we also managed to locate the place of birth and residence of our own ancestors.
To document our experiences, I published the book "Böhmischer Wind - Eine Reise durch's Egerland" (Bohemian Wind - A Journey through the Egerland), which was printed in 2012 and 2014 in two different editions.
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Publications



Article of the magazine "Der Egerländer - Eghalanda Bundeszeitung"



In their edition number 7, July 2017, the magazine "Der Egerländer - Eghalanda Bundeszeitung" published a detailed article about the "Egerländer Blasmusik- und Informationsarchiv" (Egerländer Brass Music and Information Archive) as well as about my music cultural work.
The text of the article can be found here.

Further article of the magazine "Der Egerländer - Eghalanda Bundeszeitung"



In their edition number 4, April 2018, the magazine "Der Egerländer - Eghalanda Bundeszeitung" published a second expanded article about the "Egerländer Blasmusik- und Informationsarchiv" (Egerländer Brass Music and Information Archive) as well as about my music cultural work.
The text of the article can be found here.


Die "Egerländer Tracht" (traditional Egerland costume)
Connection with customs and culture

Article in the 2020 program booklet of the Egerländer Blasorchester (Egerland Wind Orchestra) Holger Mück

With a contribution about the traditional "Cheb men's costume" we wanted to introduce the concert visitors to the tradition of the Egerland region (Northwest Bohemia, Czech Republic) and its people. The article describes the traditional costume consisting of the "Goller" (jacket), the "Huasn" (trousers), the "Hemmad" (traditional shirt), the "Halstöicherl" (scarf), the "Batzerl" stockings and the "Gschirr" (suspenders) with the "Huasnoa(n)toutara" (decorative buttons).




"Egerland-Heimatland" (Egerland-Homeland)
Worth knowing about Bohemia and the Egerland - The music in the Egerland

Articles in the second edition of the book "Böhmisch mit Herz ..."
Holger Mück and Alexander Pfluger


Information about the Egerland, its history and culture as well as about the Egerland folk and wind music - written by Wolfgang Jendsch - enrich the second edition of the booklet "Bohemian with heart ... - playing style, phrasing and interpretation of Bohemian wind music" by Holger Mück and Alexander Pfluger (ISBN: 978-3-943037-51-7, Verlag Obermayer GmbH).