"Every Soul breezes - the musician becomes the "instrument of the song", in hebrew KLEZMER. This stands for the idea of understanding music as the expression of life."

The TRIO EMANUEL plays music from around the world in that spirit.

The arrangements for clarinet, guitar and cello make the music sound fresh and intimate at the same time.

A range of emotions is being explored from melancholy to sensuality to amusement and joyousness.

The trio started out in 1997 to bring this music to the people.


The CD "shpet in der nakht"

Klezmer Waltz (traditional)

Der Koss (traditional)

Mir lebn ejbig (traditional)
"Wir wollen leben und erleben! Wir leben ewig! Wir sind da!"

Sarabande de la Commission (M. Wiedmann)
Hommage an Eric Satie

Papirosn (Chaim Yablokoff, 1902-1981, selbst eine Zeit Zigarettenverkäufer, schrieb dieses Lied 1922 in Kowno, Litauen)

L'Ariete (M. Kern)
"Der Widder"

Klezmerduction (M. Wiedmann)
Ein Wortspiel: Introduction - oder Seduction (Verführung)

Vi ahin zol ich gejn? (Oscar Strock)

Oriental II (M. Wiedmann)
Reise durch den Orient mit Abstecher nach Andalusien. Loops - live gespielt.

Tumbalalaika (traditional)

Unter Beymer (traditional)
Ein jiddisches Wiegenlied

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Hasheni - The second CD
The TRIO EMANUEL went one step further in its interpretations of traditional klezmer, plus, added more of the "and more" department, doing "Contrabajeando" and "Chiquilin de Bachin", composed by tango maestro Astor Piazzolla, "Sicilienne", another piece of french composer Demillac, there is "Barrioso", an hommage to Agustin Barrios, contributed by Martin Wiedmann, and a new composition of Markus Kern: "Die Brueder"

The Trio is pleased about the collaboration with Moshe Hayoun: he sings Mashiach/Samchém and Avínu Malkénu.



Still available: A CD of the TRIO EMANUEL called "Klezmer and more".
It includes arrangements of traditional and "contemporary" Klezmer: Sher; Long live the Nigun; Klezmers Freilach; Shalom Alechem; Let´s be happy, said the rabbi; Yankele; Mi Chamocha; Song for Two; Eli, Eli; Sherele; The Dance of Joy.

"Paquito" is a composition of Martin dedicated to Paquito d´Rivera.

"Auf dem Flusse" and "Ständchen" are adaptions of Schubert songs.

There is a song from Chile (Ayer, yo fuí feliz), a "Clarinetango" and a french composition: "Apres une page de Ronsard"

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The hebrew word "Klezmer" melts "Kle" (vessel) und "Zemer" (song) . When a "Klezmer" plays, he becomes the instrument of the song. Not he himself is in the center of interest, he merely passes the music to the listeners. Formerly, the Klezmorim were jewish traveling musicians from eastern Europe, playing on celebrations. Their repertoire included liturgical melodies, jiddish songs and chassidic dances - deeply religious but also very agile. For a broader look at the history: http://www.princeton.edu/~klez/klezmerdispensers.shtml

The Trio Emanuel, founded in 1997, draws from the richness of melodies of a tradition older than 3000 years. The concept of Klezmer is to understand music from the plentyness of cultures as an expression of life. In all their opposites, the colours of human feelings are being explored - anxiety and hope, crying and rejoicing, pleasure and pain. All the music, be it songs, dances or ballads, have been arranged by the Trio Emanuel.



Markus Kern: clarinet
Martin Wiedmann: classical guitar
Erik Borgir: cello








The third CD: "shpet in der nakht"










The second CD: "Hasheni"

The first CD: "Klezmer and more"

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