The Legend of Henriette Renie

Henriette Renie et la harpe

by Jaymee Haefner (editor)



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/12/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781425954697

About the Book

“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.” Susann McDonald ----- “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.” Anna Vorhes

About the Author

Jaymee Haefner is Professor of Harp at the University of North Texas.  During her doctoral studies at Indiana University Bloomington, she studied under Distinguished Professor of Music, Susann McDonald.  Jaymee was on the faculty at Indiana University Southeast and the Arts Institute in New Albany, Indiana from 2003 to 2006. She has appeared regularly with several orchestras, including the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra in Kentucky and the Bloomington Pops Orchestra in Indiana. Jaymee was recently featured on their compact disc, Hoagy’s Songs, and has also recorded with the acclaimed baritone Daniel Narducci, and the renowned Paraguayan harpist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz.   She appears regularly as a soloist and has performed in San Carlos, Mexico; in Moscow, Russia; and at the World Harp Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.  Beginning her harp studies in South Dakota with Anna Vorhes, Jaymee continued her education, obtaining her Bachelor of Music (2000) and Master of Music (2001) degrees from the University of Arizona with Dr. Carrol McLaughlin.  During that time, she also performed at a reception for President George H. W. Bush.  Jaymee has been the recipient of numerous honors, including a first place Lauréate prize at the Madame Dulova International Harp Competition in Moscow, Russia.  She was a winner of the President’s Concerto Competition in Tucson, Arizona, playing Ginastera’s Harp Concerto. In 2003, Jaymee also won the Indiana University Harp Concerto Competition playing Debussy’s Danse sacrée et danse profane.