A cello legend has died, at 100main
We have been informed of the death of George Neikrug, renowned for his recording of Bloch’s Schelomo with Stokowski. Neikrug died at his home near Boston on March 8th, a day after his 100th birthday.
Starting out as principal cello of the Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Los Angeles oirchestras, he went on to teach at Detmold, Oberlin, University of Texas-Austin, and (from 1971) at Boston University.
He is survived by his sons, the composer Marc Neikrug and the actor Barry Neikrug.