Photo Autographed for Hershy Kay

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Hershy Kay (1919–1981) was a highly regarded American composer, arranger, and orchestrator. He studied cello, composition and orchestration at the Curtis Institute of Music from 1936 to 1940. As a Curtis student, he would have attended some of Tabuteau’s classes (as did most Curtis students) and transcribed the second movement of Ravel’s (piano) Sonatine: ‘Mouvement de menuet’ for his woodwind class. In appreciation, Tabuteau gave Kay the autograph pictured below.


From the Hershy Kay Collection
Courtesy of the Gilmore Music Library
Yale University


To Hershy Kay for his delightful transcription of Ravel’s “Menuet” for woodwinds
Marcel Tabuteau