Cellist James Kreger discusses his early musical experiences, chamber music, recording, and more in this interview, originally published in Fanfare Magazine.Read More
In 1963, MET Orchestra cellist James Kreger experienced a magical performance of Barber's Adagio for Strings with the 100-member Congress of Strings under Eugene Ormandy - one that he now describes as an "epiphany."Read More
"... I felt more at home with [the MET] orchestra than anywhere else, before or since. That's the truth!"
Carlos Kleiber, the eccentric and reclusive conductor who died in 2004 at the age of 74, was a fabled perfectionist who was known as much for the rarity of his appearances as for the brilliance of his interpretations. MET 'cellist James Kreger, who had the opportunity to experience Kleiber's genius firsthand, reflects on what made this great artist so remarkable ... and uncovers some of the mysteries of what it means to be a musician. (This tribute originally appeared in the Juilliard Journal, November 2004.)Read More