From the swirling waves of its opening movement ‘Les eaux’, the yodelling mountaineers of ‘La montagne’, the pastoral elegance of ‘Les Champs’ with its hushed, stratospheric solo cello lines, and ‘La ville’ the romping ‘cancan macabre’ which bring it to a close, Thomas Adès’s Lieux retrouvés for cello and piano traverses an astonishing range of emotional worlds over its 15-minute span.

"What can one say about this extraordinary work? ... [Adès is] demanding things of the cello that no one has demanded before"
Steven Isserlis