“Individually, Mozart’s ‘Haydn’ Quartets have been recorded countless times by every string quartet worth its salt…The ASQ – who last year celebrated their 30th anniversary – are hard to fault in any regard: their professionalism is immaculate, their ensemble experience huge and telling, their instrument mastery practically faultless. They exhibit a Classical elegance and textural clarity that Haydn would surely have approved of. For those not on a budget, this is a safe purchase that will repay the outlay with hours of repeated pleasure.
Sound quality is very good indeed, as it invariably is at the AAAL: intimate, yet spacious, with all four instruments beautifully defined. The accompanying booklet is excellent – notes by Eric Bromberger provide just the right amount of detail for everyman and expert alike…” — MusicWeb International