Emanuel Piano Trio
The Emanuel Piano trio was initially founded with the purpose of rediscovering and recording the eleven surviving piano trios of Carl Philip Emanuel Bach. These were all composed in the late 1770’s, contemporary with much of the chamber music by Mozart and Haydn. Nevertheless, they have virtually nothing to do with the so-called Viennese Classical style.
The Emanuel Trio’s repertoire quickly expanded to include (embrace) works of other periods up to the present. Its members,despite diverse musical backgrounds, share decades of experience with historical instruments and at the same time can point to close collaboration with a number of prominent contemporary composers. (Henze, Bischof, Rihm, Gubaidulina, Widmann, Höller, Augusta Reade Thomas).
Unusual programming and an extension of the typical concert format are important to the trio.