Ernst Mosch

Herman Engelbertinck und seine Egerländer Musikanten

Ernst Mosch


The history of the ‘Original Egerländer Musikanten’ and its conductor Ernst Mosch, whose music is, up to date, being performed affectionately by amateur and professional musicians alike.

Ernst Mosch was born on the 7th. of November 1925 in Zwodau (presently: Svatava) near Falkenau, presently Sokolov, along the river Ohre (Eger in Germany).
As an 8 year old boy he played already in the ’Falkenauer Knaben Kapelle’ “DOTZAUER”.
The municipality Zwodau, of which Falkenau is a part, with 16,000 inhabitants, hosted 3 senior and
5 junior brass bands.
After school his wish is being fulfilled and he entered conservatory at Oelsnitz/ Vogtland.

Therafter he entered military service and the war.

In February 1945 at Breslau at age 19 he got wounded and was admitted to hospital
At the end of the war Ernst Mosch escaped to Bavaria to play in a Big Band Jazz Orchestra for the Americans followed by the Hamburg Rundfunk (Broadcast) Orchestra.
In 1951 at the Südfunk Tanz Orchestra conducted by Erwin Lehn, Ernst Mosch met his future Egerländer colleagues
With these people, 5 by him arranged titles, amongst which ”RAUSCHENDE BIRKEN”, were broadcast by Stuttgart Radio. The audience was very much surprised..
Five years later on the 21st. of April 1965 he founded, with some of his friends, the “Original Egerländer Blasmusik”.

The title ”RAUSCHENDE BIRKEN” sold more than a million copies.
In over 40 years Ernst Mosch has put his stamp on wind music, with 29 gold, platinum and diamond albums. He sold over 42 million albums, singles and CD's and performed in TV shows in over 40 countries across the globe.
‘The Von Karajan of folk music’ he was jokingly referred to, with a wink at his classical colleague Herbert von Karajan.

Ernst Mosch passed away on the 15th. of May 1999 at the age of 73 in his hometown of Germaringen in the South German Algäu.

The name ”Egerländer Musikanten” originates from the Eger, the river that flows in the Tsjech Republic, the native country of Ernst Mosch.
The river Eger rises in the Fichtel mountains to reach swiftly the Tsjech Republic where she continues as Ohre, next flows along the Giant mountains in a North Easterly direction to debouch into the Labe (Elbe).
At the upper course of the Ohre (Eger) near the German border lies the town of Cheb (Eger in German) with 31,000 inhabitants.




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