“I am sure harpists throughout the world will love to read this inspiring account of Henriette Renié's life as seen through the eyes of one of her oldest and dearest friends and former students. Available now in this fine English edition prepared with devotion by Jaymee Haefner, this small volume gives the reader a glimpse of the heart and soul of this great harpist and pedagogue.”
“This is truly one of the finest and most detailed compilations of Renié’s life in existence today. It has always been sad to me that Mlle Renié did not receive the tributes via the media that she so truly deserved, probably because of the time in which she lived. For Carlos Salzedo to say, ‘Mlle Renié is higher above all harpists than the heavens above the earth’ is very profound. It is so helpful to the harp world to have the information provided in this book and I will encourage all my students and friends to read it. This book represents many hours and years of careful research and devotion to an important cause.”
Linda Wood Rollo
"Henriette Renié was one of the most inspirational harpists in history. She set a standard of excellence that harpists for generations will aspire to. This thorough and comprehensive look at Renié’s life and achievements is a treasure, containing information that is imperative to all harpists."
Dr. Carrol McLaughlin
“The Legend of Henriette Renié is the most extensive resource currently available on the life of this significant artist in the history of the harp whose life reflected, intersected, and influenced many of the artistic and cultural trends in late nineteenth to early-mid-twentieth century France. It is an immeasurable contribution to the harp world and to those who are interested in learning about a person who profoundly affected her chosen profession yet also reflected the cultural and social restrictions of her time."
Dr. Ann Yeung
“There are so few harpists in the world that each of the great ones leaves an identifiable imprint. Renié has had a far reaching effect on the world of the harp, and the opportunity to learn about her life and philosophy should be part of the education of every serious harpist. She also has much to offer those who consider the place of faith in everyday life.”