Schubert - Symphonies 1 & 8 | Gramola 99180

Schubert - Symphonies 1 & 8


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Label: Gramola

Cat No: 99180

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 30th November 2018



KlangKollektiv Wien


Remy Ballot


Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.1 in D major, D82
Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'


KlangKollektiv Wien


Remy Ballot


When in March 2018 the first bars of Schubert’s “Unfinished” reached the recording equipment, this was not the everyday life of musicians who fulfilled their daily tasks, but the birth of a new body of sound: the KlangKollektiv Wien. Under the baton of Rémy Ballot, musicians from Vienna's leading orchestras gathered to celebrate the music of Viennese Classicism and collectively rediscover it. In order to take into account the unique sound culture of this young ensemble, the producers of this recording at Gramola insisted on using even the highest quality analogue recording device. In each bar of the Symphony No.1, D82, and the "Unfinished", the consonant love of music is felt, with which the KlangKollektiv Vienna embarks on its self-imposed mission.

Rémy Ballot was born in Paris. While studying violin, music theory and music teaching at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, where he completed his studies with a diploma, at the age of 16 Ballot met his mentor Sergiu Celibidache, under whose guidance he ultimately developed his own individual style. While still a student in Paris he founded his own orchestra made up of talented young musicians and with it was able to deliver the first public proof of his immense talent. To advance his artistic development Ballot moved to Vienna in 2004.

Rémy Ballot is guest conductor of numerous orchestras in Europa. Special ties connect him with the Festival Brucknertage St. Florian, where each year he rehearses and performs a symphony by Anton Bruckner.

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