2(II=picc).1.1(in A).bcl.1.contraforte – 126.96.36.199 – perc(2/3): crot/vib/glsp/mar/xyl/tgl/tamb/guero/2 c.bells/swanee whistle/police whistle/siren whistle/lion's roar/washboard/small ratchet/hi-hat.cym/small susp.cym/tam-t/SD/TD/kit BD – harp – pno(=cel) – strings (188.8.131.52.2)
'The orchestration adds ravishing colors but blessedly changes little. Perhaps if the cello and piano score weren’t so difficult, these lieux would already have found their place in the repertory. The orchestration, with its glittery delicacy, makes nothing easier, but it does make the music all the more irresistible. And, yes, this is the same mischievous Adès.'
LA Times (Mark Swed), 12 February 2017