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The Blue Danube is now on YouTube

As featured on the Moon recitals earlier this month, here is my (rather fanciful) piano transcription of Johann Strauss Jr.'s waltz medley "On the Beautiful Blue Danube" - that piece which, thanks to the capriciousness of Stanley Kubrick, has become forever associated with gently rotating spaceships and space stations...

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Note to everyone who keeps asking me for the score of my New World Symphony transcription

Fortunately, I did write it down right before the original performances, albeit rather hastily. The score in its present form is full of mistakes and badly in need of editing. I have been meaning to...

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July 2019: To the Moon and Beyond

In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission

Benjamin Nacar, pianist

Featuring works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, J. Strauss Jr., Dvořák, and Sousa/Horowitz

All performances free admission
Main event page:

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May 2019 - Poetry and Music at the Cogut Institute

A Lecture-Concert
with Henry Majewski,
Prof. Emeritus of French Studies, Brown University,
and Benjamin Nacar, pianist

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April 2019 - 3 Bs

(Bach, Bartók, Brahms)

Matthew Slesinski, violin
Benjamin Nacar, piano

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