A very varied programme, and a very exploratory one: not all saxophone players, even, are likely to be already familiar with the whole. Yet it is a rewarding selection, with much that could well become standard repertoire: the Paul Creston certainly should, and so of course should the Hindemith (almost there already), and the Florent Schmitt. About the Charpentier (Jacques, not the Gustave of Louise fame) I am less sure. At the other end of the spectrum is Edison Denisov's Sonata: rather many, I fancy, will join me in finding its unrelenting exploration of very varied contemporary techniques rather wearisome.
Nothing whatever, though, is wearisome about Bornkamp and Janssen's performances, both here and throughout the programme: this duo is quite certainly up among the very best of saxophone and piano duettists, from every conceivable point of view. As they are also very well recorded, no buyer need hold back for a moment on either of these two major counts. Strongly recommended for the brave!
(From: Gramophone, May 1992)