Lee Abrahmsen & Omega Ensemble
Critically acclaimed soprano Lee Abrahmsen joins Sydney’s Omega Ensemble for a chamber recital exploring works by Schubert, Strauss and Poulenc.
About The Music
Richard Strauss is today best known for his grand orchestral works and operas, but was in fact also a brilliant miniaturist. Strauss’ Four Songs Op.27 were the result of a wedding gift that Strauss composed for his wife Pauline, a soprano. Francis Poulenc is arguably the best known 20th century art song composers. Poulenc chose modern poems, texts free from tired imagery and romantic clichés, and often replete with humour and a quintessentially modern sense of irony. This concert also features his colourful clarinet and piano Sonata, and concludes with Schubert’s much loved Shepherd on the Rock.