Ulysses Kay: Twentieth Century Composer

Keyboard Music > Four Inventions for Piano


Kay's "Four Inventions" were originally "Eight Inventions," with the additional four unpublished, but present in the Ulysses Kay Papers in RBML. Kay completed the work in 1946.

Numbers 1, 2, and 3 of the "Four Inventions," as performed by Marcia Gaylord, are available for listening by Columbia UNI holders through the Naxos Online Music Library:




Pianist Lucy Brown gave the premier of "Four Inventions" on September 29, 1947, in New York's Town Hall.


Lucy Brown, the former Lucy Robison, was married to Harold Brown, (Columbia College Class of 1929, and Columbia M.A. 1949). This concert was her Town Hall debut.


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