Paul Driver
The Sunday Times

Seventy-seven minutes of unaccompanied violin, and strenuous modern repertory at that, may make this disc a daunting prospect, but Waley-Cohen's devotion to her cause is palpable, and her interpretative flair likewise. This is a sequence (beginning with Bartók's full-dress, Bach-inspired Sonata) bursting with vitality; and the choices, all interesting, compose a little map of modernism. Another Hungarian, Kurtág, is represented by six miniatures from Signs, Games and Messages; Britain by George Benjamin's Three miniatures; Poland by Penderecki's 10-minute Cadenza; and the USA by the glorious abstract unfolding of two of Elliott Carter's Four Lauds.