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, on about 5,200 sound carriers as well as about 53,500 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

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



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.
See also:
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.