Four Last Songs
Acclaimed soprano Lee Abrahmsen joins Omega Ensemble to perform heart-rending songs of farewell.
About The Music
The essence of Wagner’s revolutionary Tristan und Isolde is perfectly captured in excerpts skilfully arranged by Australian composer James Ledger. As Isolde grieves over the body of her soul-mate, her anguish and torment are conveyed in music both affecting and groundbreaking. Strauss’ Four Last Songs, written as the composer meditated on his inevitable and imminent death, are more wistful but no less hauntingly beautiful. A new work by Australian composer Andrew Ford and a rare gem from Mahler’s early years round out the program.