HINDEMITH PROJECT Interview no. 30/45
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.