View Poll Results: Best interpretation of Rachmaninoff's 2nd or 3rd concerto

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  • Chen Lu (96LP)

    11 18.33%
  • Mishkutenok-Dmitriev (94LP)

    15 25.00%
  • Michelle Kwan (98 and 02 SP's)

    21 35.00%
  • Sasha Cohen (2003LP)

    3 5.00%
  • Meno & Sand (97LP)

    0 0%
  • Alexander Abt (2002LP)

    5 8.33%
  • Sale & Pelletier (2002 Orchid LP)

    5 8.33%
  • Other

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Thread: Best interpretation of Rachmaninoff's 2nd or 3rd

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    Best interpretation of Rachmaninoff's 2nd or 3rd


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    OK, they are different pieces of music but the composer is same. Whose musical interpretation do you like the best (interpreting Rachmaninoff's 2nd or 3rd concerto- or combination in the same program)?

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    I wish you hadn't included both Rachmaninoff 2 and 3 together because it made it hard for me to choose, lol.
    The three that stand out for me are M&D's 1994 LP, which I voted for, Lu Chen's 1996 LP, and Michelle Kwan's 1998/2002 SP.

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    I forgot to add Midori's (Rach 3rd) from the 1992 Olympics.

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    Defenitive Lulu's interpretation at Worlds 1996!
    To me still the ultimate Ladies LP!

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    Last edited by Germanice; 07-23-2004 at 03:27 AM.

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    I voted for Mishkutenok & Dmitriev. Others I liked were Abt (02), Kwan (98) and Chen (96).

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    Well, I voted for Jamie & David's Orchid because not only did I think it was an absolute masterpiece, but I wanted them to at least have one vote in the poll, and yes I know that is a bit sad but oh well, LOL

    Anyway, my absolute fave is MKs Rach though. Just an exquisite, wonderful program and I still get chills watching it. A close second would be Lulu's program though.

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    Michelle's 1998 SP, especially her performance at Nationals, set a new standard for the Short Program.

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    M/D's Rachmaninoff, though MK's is a real close 2nd

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    Kwan at '98 Nationals - a great contemporary take on this rather hackneyed piece of music - although I love it

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    M&D, hands down. That was a stunning program.

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    I would have to say Chen Lu's was the absolute best in my opinion. Michelle's 98 version was a very close second.

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    While Mishkutienok & Dmitriev ranks as one of my all-time favorite pairs skaters, and I was so awestruck at the end of their 94 long program, I gave the edge to Lulu because she really mesmerized and pleasantly surprised me with her different, softer approach to Rach. I love both programs, though!

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    Michelle all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Michelle's was the best. Just like Peggy Flemming said in the 1998 Nationals. " I think this is going to be a singnature piece for Michelle." And she was right she used it in 2002 as well.

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    This was tough. I went with Michelle's 98 Rach, to me ground-breaking as far as short programs go. A close second would have been "The Orchid", my favorite Rach long program......42

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    As good as MK's SP was, how can the program be counted as an "intepretation of Rach 3" when at least half of the program consisted of a whole other piece, and really only used one or so minutes of the hour-long piano concerto?

    I picked M/D's 94 LP. I never understood the fuss of Chen's 96 LP, Butterfly Lovers is a far more effective program in terms of her intepretation as well as the choregraphy IMO.

    The worst program belongs to Abt IMO. That program was just a mess. Cohen's is a close second.
    Last edited by shine; 08-03-2004 at 01:34 AM.

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