Words Lost in Music - Henrietta Hill
Young Artists’ Platform: Words Lost in Music

Young Artists’ Platform: Words Lost in Music

40 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AZ
12 Apr 2018
  • Music
In this interactive concert, see how words can be interpreted into music

13:00 | Free with Museum admission

Enjoy an interactive performance of viola and piano music, exploring how composers translate words and their meaning into music. How do spoken words get put into music? Do they get lost or does their meaning remain? Violist Henrietta Hill needs your help to find the lost words from songs by John Dowland that are hidden within Benjamin Britten’s Lachrymae for viola and  piano.  Find out how composers use techniques such as ‘word painting’ to translate words into music, drawing on music by John Dowland, Benjamin Britten, Rachmaninoff and Schubert.

Henrietta Hill is a violist studying with Matthew Jones. She recently graduated with an MPerf from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she is currently in her second year as a Strings Fellow. Henrietta enjoys a varied musical career and has a special interest in contemporary music.


John Dowland (1563-1626) Flow my Tears & If my Complaints Could Passions Move

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976), Lachrymae for viola and piano Op.43 (1976)

Sergi Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), Vocalise arr. Viola and Piano