I am not familiar with Verbruggen, nor am I a great fan of chamber music for winds, but I am impressed with this recording. This sound is clear; not muffled. As for the playing and music itself: After the first piece, the music became quite good. There is one track where the violin played the melody AND the harmony so well and so smoothly that I was struck part way through when I remembered that there is only one violin! Although I bought the CD used for a gift, after listening to it I decided it was certainly worth getting the CD for myself, especially at current prices.