it's not classical, it's opera, but I would love Sasha to skate on Aida's Ouverture from Verdi.
I would also love to watch Carolina skating on Čajkovskij's "Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy" from the Nutcracker, I think it'd just fit perfectly.
Rooting for the divas with Kwanford
Dang, I have to read that book some day! :o
Since I started this thread I thought I'll let you know about my own wishes as well:
1. Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel: I mentioned that one in another thread and I just love the ouverture(but the entire opera as well)! It's really, really pretty.
2. de Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
3. Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No. 2 and Concerto in C minor for Piano, Trumpet and Strings
4. Britten: Simple Symphony
5. Litolff: Concerto Symphonique
6. Bartok: Concerto for Strings, Percussion and Celesta; Divertimento
7. Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf
8. My biggest dream: I'd really love to see some Fantasia on Polish Airs. It's so absolutely beautiful...If you don't know it take some time and listen to it! It's more than worth it. My dad used to play Chopin for me and my brother as a lullaby when we were young and our love for it hasn't gone away since...
I am not sure if it would work to skate to a music with little rythmical structure, as is Clair de lune by Debussy or one of the piano pieces by Satie, but I would love to see somebody trying it.
Off the ice
Viv, what did you think of Mao's Claire de Lune program? Is that the kind of thing you had in mind for choreo?
Originally Posted by viv
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Castille and Olkoski also skated to Claire de Lune this year and Cynthia Pfanuef didi last year.
Originally Posted by Buttercup
I agree that it would be nice to see some non-rhythmic music like the Debussy, and the skaters that would do wonderful jobs would include dancers. Unfortunately the rules require a "beat" so we are left without the chance to see many beautiful interpretations, unless in exhibitions of course.
I've literally always, always wanted Oksana Baiul to skate to Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata". Lol, I remember I even suggested it to her several times when I was a member of her fanclub back in 1999 (*embarrassed*, yes, that's the first & last time I've ever been a fan club member for anyone, especially at my age! )
EDITED TO ADD: oops, I goofed, moreso than Moonlight Sonata the "Ode To Joy" is what I wished for her to skate to, either one, but the "ode to joy" would honestly be pure heaven, especially this part from the movie Immortal Beloved ~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJGESRc3XfY
Last edited by Nadine; 02-05-2009 at 09:51 PM.
Ooh, great suggestion with "Them There Eyes." Would be a refreshing change of mood. Love Diane Schuur's cover of it.
Originally Posted by Eurofan
Wow, what a great thread -- 'dja notice how many lurkers came out to post? Always great to hear from more folks!
Since there aren't a lot of highs and lows, it might make a better exhibition piece, but I love Respighi's (sp?) Ancient Airs and Dances.
ETA: Oh, boy, now it's going through my head: "They sparkle, they bubble, they're gonna get you in a whole lotta trouble! You're overworkin' 'em, there's danger lurkin' in THEM THERE EYES!"
Last edited by rallycairn; 02-05-2009 at 11:46 PM.
I'd love to see Navarro and Bommentre skate to Artie Shaw's Begin the Beguine...now that's a classical piece of music from the big band genre and they always shine when they skate to big dance-y music.
Remember John Zimmerman and one of his earlier partners skating their LP to The Sorcerer's Appentrice? I think there's also some good music in the Peer Gynt Suite.
How odd, another person that enjoys Diane Schuur! She saved me throughout my stint in the Peace Corps back in 1997 ~ would listen to her every day & night ~ on & on & on & on....it never ended....what a voice! And, yes, "Them There Eyes" was nirvana.
On another note, I would like to see Emily Samuelson & Evan Bates do a wonderful program to the soundtrack of Titanic (this year they were Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers in their OD, but next year they could be Jack Dawson & Rose Dewitt). I already have their music picked out, lol, click here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj8z-wj20FM *I'm serious*
Last edited by Nadine; 02-06-2009 at 12:57 AM.
Love Diane Schuur, and she's great live, have you seen her?
Originally Posted by Nadine
Hey, send me a PM or post in Le Cafe, I'd be interested in hearing about your Peace Corps experiences, and I'm sure others would, too!
Has anyone skated to "Hanna's eyes" By Maksim Mrvica?
Returning to classical music, say, now, there's something. How about the final movement from Respighi's Pines of Rome ("The Pines of the Appian Way")? That is most decidedly rhythmic, and an incredibly powerful crescendo. (I have a DVD of the Berlin Philharmonic performing this under the legendary Herbert von Karajan in Japan in 1984.) This would make for thrilling skating music.
Originally Posted by rallycairn
Great idea. I really do think Respighi's music could be very good for a skater. Very approachable and enjoyable for the average fan, but not overused.
Originally Posted by kioewen