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It’s brave for a young artist to settle on a seemingly hardcore programme of solo repertoire, but it’s a measure of Waley-Cohen’s commitment and energy (not to mention prodigious technique) that it succeeds utterly. Bartók’s sonata is as fine as any on record, cogent and genuinely moving; Penderecki’s substantial cadenza proves a gripping ten-minute masterpiece; and miniatures by George Benjamin, Elliott Carter and (especially) György Kurtág are valuable rarities. Recorded sound and presentation are of an equally impressive standard.

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