Welcome and thank you for joining us this afternoon. We are here to share with you the world of Henry Handel Richardson’s musical journey.
The title of this presentation, “Interiors” was inspired by the fact that while Henry had a celebrated public profile as a writer, her songs remained largely private. Few were performed in her lifetime, and only one was ever published. The songs thus reveal a hidden side of her. The lied genre, which was her medium of choice, is one that captures layered emotional and psychological worlds in miniature, using the piano and the voice in a dynamic interaction where there is a constant dialogue between the two.