These six string quartets which Mozart dedicated to Haydn are some of his finest chamber works - which to me means that they are some of Mozart's finest works, full stop. They are full of invention, variety and flashes of real genius and I never tire of listening to them.
I like the Hagens' interpretation of these quartets very much. They find a real empathy with Mozart's terrific variety of moods and flow with them very engagingly. The opening of the Dissonance Quartet, for example, has a real atmosphere to it, and there is a delightful spring and swing to the many joyful passages in these pieces. This is made possible by the Hagens' excellent technique, with impeccable intonation and a real cogency in their playing together.
For me, this is an excellent modern-instrument version of these quartets. I have owned it for several years and still derive immense pleasure from it. Very warmly recommended.