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 Grand-Mère Raconte Une Histoire, an easy piece for beginners of the instrument.
Despite being a talented composer, Renié lived at a time where fame and success was socially unacceptable for women. In 1940, Grand-Mère Raconte Une Histoire was published. As a easy piece, this Renié work is suitable for beginners of the instrument, including detailed performance directions and fingerings. For all beginner harpists, Renié's Grand-Mère Raconte Une Histoire is an exciting and varied addition to the repertoire.