music


Highlights (for newcomers)

Journeys for piano and string orchestra

The 1812 Overture on the piano

Jeremiah Robs a Bank (2013), film by Michael Rose

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Transcriptions

The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Paul Dukas

Coronation Mass (Kyrie, Gloria), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Les Préludes, Franz Liszt

New World Symphony, Antonín Dvořák

1812 Overture, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Dukas-Nacar: The Sorcerer's Apprentice

On October 31st, 2016 I gave a Halloween concert at Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities. The preceeding day I also gave a semi-Halloween-themed Children's Concert at the Providence Public Library. Both events featured my arrangement of Paul Dukas' tone poem The Sorcerer's Apprentice. This is the live recording from the Cogut performance.

Introductory remarks here

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Mozart-Nacar: Coronation Mass
(Kyrie, Gloria)

In December 2014 I presented a Christmastime program at the RISD Museum and at Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities, which opened with my transcription of the first two movements of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Coronation Mass. This is a live recording from the last performance at RISD.

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Liszt-Nacar: Les Préludes

In November 2014 I gave a few concerts at the RISD Museum and at Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities, The program featured Bach's Partita no. 6, Chopin's Ballades nos. 3 and 4, and my transcription of Liszt's Les Préludes. In between performances I made this "studio" recording of the Liszt at the Cogut Center.

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Dvořák-Nacar: Symphony no. 9 in E minor, op. 95, "From the New World"

In June/July 2014 I performed my own transcription of Antonín Dvořák's New World Symphony at the RISD Museum and at Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities; also on the program was Vladimir Horowitz's transcription of John Philip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever". Following those concerts I made a "studio" recording of the Dvořák at the Cogut Center.

Playlist with all four movements

I. Adagio; Allegro molto

II. Largo

III. Scherzo: Molto vivace

IV. Allegro con fuoco

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Tchaikovsky-Nacar: 1812 Overture

In July 2013 I gave a few concerts at the RISD Museum and at Brown's Cogut Center for the Humanities, featuring Liszt's transcription of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony (all movements) and my own transcription of Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture. Following those concerts I made a "studio" recording of the Tchaikovsky, as well as the first movement of the Beethoven (see Other Videos), at the Cogut Center. As of two years later this has turned out to be my most popular video ever.

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