...This is a most impressive performance, to my ears making a more eloquent case for the [Busoni-] concerto than even John Ogden did in his fine and pioneering EMI account of it 20 years ago...
(Gramophone - UK)

...From the very opening of 'Kreisleriana' here, Banfield's affinity with Schumann's highly complex emotional character is abundantly clear, as is his command of the keyboard. Powerful, but never blatantly so, beautifully rounded in tone, and structurally far-seeing, his playing is impressive in its authority and self-evident commitment... (***** -Siepmann, BBC Magazine)