At the Salzburg “Mozartwoche” in 2000, the Hagen Quartett excelled in Beethoven’s very last String Quartet, first performed only after the composer’s death, a highly demanding and very complex work. For Mozart’s famous Clarinet Quintet, written for his gifted friend Anton Stadler, they joined forces with the phenomenal clarinetist Sabine Meyer, who “enhances the dazzling splendour of the quartet with a warm and graciously noble voice”, as an Austrian newspaper wrote.
Beethoven: String Quartet No.16 in F major, Op. 135; Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K. 581; v. Weber: Clarinet Quintet in B flat major, Op. 34, 3rd Movement