Yale University Library


OHAM: Ulysses Kay on Hindemith


HINDEMITH PROJECT                           Interview no. 30/45

Ulysses Kay

with Caitriona Bolster

Poe Center, Herbert Lehman College

Bronx, New York

April 8, 1976


Tape A                                                                                                           pp. 1-21

Kay's background & interest in Hindemith--study at Eastman with Bernard Rogers--study at Tanglewood with Hindemith, 1941--study at Yale with Hindemith, 1941-42--Hindemith as performer--Kay's compositions from this period--Hindemith's opinions on Bruckner, Sousa--Hindemith's attitudes toward fellowships, grants.

Tape B                                                                                                           pp. 21-36

Elementary Training and other texts--Collegium Musicum and interest in early music--Hindemith's facility in languages--expertise as performer, essential for composer--Kay's post-Yale years--evidence of Hindemith's influence on Kay--Schonberg--Webern--Hindemith's choice of material--Kay's last encounters with Hindemith--Kay's views on Hindemith's role in 20th-Century music.