I do know what the Mozart Requiem is and I have heard it. I simply don't care for it, and don't appreciate the implication that just because I don't happen to agree with you I don't know what I'm talking about. I happen to like a lot of Mozart, just not particularly this piece, and I really don't like the music cut (with the voiceover) that Denk/Stav have chosen. Maybe it will grow on me as the season goes. Maybe not.Obviously some of us don't have idea(i mean Rain) what the Mozart' requiem is, but still trying to define it as "awlful" even i am sure he/she hasn't heard it.
And yes, there is no place of comparison- the one is classical and the other- pop music
As for comparing different styles of music, that's always hard. Apples and oranges. Even comparing within categories is difficult and largely comes down to taste: do you like it or not.
No, it's more that Mozart's "Requiem" is a masterpiece. I have heard it sung in its entirety and have sung parts of it as a member of a chorale.
"Valse Triste" is a lovely piece of light music by the serious composer Sibelius, but it is not a masterpiece. "At Last" is a popular song.
For some reason, Mozart (the world's second greatest composer after Haydn ) is hardly ever used for figure skating. And Haydn never is. (Fumie did Eine Kleine Nachtmusik a couple of years ago -- right after she did Bach's Toccata and Fugue, steadily working her way through Lori's Nichol's list of the twenty most famous classical tunes, LOL.)
Instead, skating coaches and choreographers go for the romantic era -- Tchaikovsky and those guys. Loud, majestic themes, swelling crescendos, that sort of thing. Easy to "interpret."
I wish someone would try the Haydn quartets opus 76. But I think that would prove an impossible choreographic challenge.
Something can be great listening music but awful figure skating music.
So far, my fav freedances this year are Dub/ Lauz, Virtue/Moir (surprised me with such a young pair) and Denk/Stav, in spite of their awful music. Haven't seen Del/Schoen yet.
That what you've said. No,i really don't care if you don't like it. And a lot of people won't like it- because it is not just a popular easylistening song.And i suppose not easy for choreographing also. Just dont put a label on it, especially when it is bad and when it is concerning the art of someone called Mozart. Thats all. I hope that now i made my point finally clear
I like the music DenSta are using; it's the Seven Deadly Sin theme they've juxtaposed on it that I'm not crazy about. But I think their performance of this FD is a masterpiece and they are well on their way to defend their World Championship. Nothing any of the other dance teams can do is going to top it.
D/L's FD is a second-rate, saccharine retread of last year's, B/A's is a mess and not up to their talent, and DelShoes's FD is meh (Bonnie and Clyde?). The FD I liked best (aside from Den/Sta's) is Gregory/Petukhov's.
Last edited by chuckm; 11-23-2006 at 01:30 PM.