Alphonse Leduc


Renié: Legende d'apres les Elfes

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    1. Composer: Henriette Renié
    2. Instrumentation: Harp
    3. ISMN: 979-004620016-8
    4. Size: 9.1 x 12.2 inches
    5. Pages: 16

    French harpist and composer, Henriette Renié (1875-1956) lived in poverty for much of her life. However, this did not stop her from composing significant works for the harp, including _Legend of the Elves_ inspired the poem of the same name by French poet, Leconte de Lisle. Despite being a talented composer, Renié lived at a time where fame and success was socially unacceptable for women. in 1903, she composed her substantial work for harp, _Legend of the Elves_. As a highly virtuosic work, this Renié piece displays use of cadenza passages, exploitation of tonality, complex rhythms and variety in performance directions. For advanced harpists, Renié's _Legend of the Elves_ is an exciting and varied addition to the repertoire.