Remy Ballot’s new recordings of Beethoven string quartets with his Klangkollektiv Wien has been chosen as CD of the Week by Vienna’s classical station:

‘Rémy Ballot writes about this CD that “this performance practice offers the possibility to experience greater contrasts and to be able to unfold the musical message in its full meaning”. Especially with Beethoven’s late string quartets, which are often described as unwieldy, this bringing out of contrasts is particularly important. Dynamic differences are brought to extremes by the sound collective here that would not be possible for a usual four-piece instrumentation. The double bass also lends additional volume in the depths. Rémy Ballot’s experience as a violinist and quartet or quintet primarius is of great benefit here, and he knows how to share his own experience of Beethoven’s chamber music with his musicians. Much has fallen victim to the pandemic in the Beethoven Year 2020. So it is all the nicer to receive a belated musical greeting from 2020 here and now!’ (Michael Gmasz, Radio Klassik Stephansdom, 21.01.2023)