Ulysses Kay: Twentieth Century Composer

Keyboard Music > Nocturnes for Piano


Kay used the twelve-tone idiom for a few of his works, including his "First Nocturne" for piano, written in 1973, and "Five Portraits" for violin and piano, written the year before.


Kay's "First Nocturne," was commissioned by Mrs. Eric Stein. It is dedicated to James Dick who gave the premier performance at the Round Top Piano Institute on July 4, 1973.


Kay's "Second Nocturne," also written in 1973, dedicated to Valentine Stein, remains unpublished.


Rare Book & Manuscript Library / Butler Library, 6th Fl. East / 535 West 114th St. / New York, NY 10027 / (212) 854-5153 / rbml@libraries.cul.columia.edu