College of Architecture + the Arts ReceivesThe Kreeger Collection of
Classical Piano Music
-FIU CARTA Announce the donations of The Kreeger Collection of Classical Piano Music-
MIAMI (July 17, 2013)
Florida International University’s
(FIU) collection of classical music ismore expansive today after accepting the diverse Julian and Judy Kreeger Collection, an archive of over 27,000 classical music recordings. The collection was donated to the College of Architecture +the Arts (CARTA) and includes albums, tapes, videos, books and sheet music. It is believed to be oneof the largest private collections of classical piano music.
“Given the breadth and depth of the
Julian and Judy Kreeger Collection and the lifetime it has taken toamass, it is highly unlikely that such a collection can be assembled again
Brian Schriner, dean of the College of Architecture + the Arts.
We, at CARTA, are honored to have such a rich andcomprehensive collection of recorded classical piano music. Our students will benefit greatly fromhaving access to this wide-ranging archive.
CARTA(www.carta.fiu.edu)will house the inclusive Julian and Judy Kreeger Collection in the Green
Library at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus in West Miami-Dade. With an appraised value in excessof $632,000 the collection features Soviet, British, German and Japanese
recordings, as wellas orchestral, operatic, vocal, instrumental and chamber music works.
“This collection represents a 50
year labor of love and passion,”
said Julian Kreeger, president atFriends of Chamber Music of Miami
. “I am happy to see
our collection provide the university with
limitless educational possibilities.”
Kreeger’s interest in music began as a young man in Manhattan
where he would attend musical performances at Carnegie Hall and around the city. During his undergraduate days at ColumbiaUniversity, he was the classical music director of the
college’s radio station. He
then became aclassical music critic, radio host and program annotator and involved himself in a number of state andnational boards of trustees in orchestras and concert series, including but not limited to the NationalSymphony, Miami Music Project, Friends of Chamber Music and the Miami Philharmonic. In 1979, heco-founded Audiofon Records which received acclaim from music critics, audiophiles and musicians.Among his many accomplishments within the music industry, Kreeger is also a concert presenter andrecord producer.To access further information on the specifics of the Julian and Judy Kreeger Collection please visit:http://carta.fiu.edu/giving/julian-judy-kreeger.html