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    Pick the music you want your favorite skaters to skate to in the coming season!

    I know there was a thread talking about music choices in general, but in this thread feel free to list music selections for specific skaters. For guys I don't really care too much about what music they skate too as the jumps provide enough excitement, but for ladies the music is a key factor. These are just some songs I thought of for certain skaters, I'll add more later. Feel free to add your own ideas or comments!

    Mao:
    SP - Mad Rush (Phillip Glass) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1vMpkIRAjo
    LP - Pachelbel's Cannon in D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wpPk8qk3uQ

    Yuna:
    SP - Lord of the Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By4NUxd6z3s
    LP - Memory from Cats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-L6rEm0rnY

    Joannie:
    SP - Elegy (Massanet) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE8yA...eature=related
    LP - Madame Butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ofaoLKPz7c

    Miki:
    SP - The Hebrides (Mendelssohn) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3MiETaBSnc
    LP - Song of India (Rimsky-Korsakov) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZK93C5WUaQ

    Mirai:
    SP - The Aquarium from Saint Saen's Carnival of the Animals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsD0FDLOKGA
    LP - Love in Venice from Canone Inverso http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJDN1wpTcv0

    Ksenia:
    SP - You'll Be in My Heart (instrumental version - Tarzan) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIVaUcE4kAM
    LP - Love in a Time of Cholera soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF-rm0Uxny8

    Ashley:
    SP - Black Swan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXBuZ...eature=related (branching out)
    LP - Candide Overture (Bernstein) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQL2Okjx9FU

    Laura:
    SP - Esmeralda Variation (I like the idea of Laura as a sassy spanish seniorita )
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV0jT1Do6NQ
    LP - Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTYymbbEL4

    For the Rising Junior Ladies:
    Kanako:
    SP - Cupid music from Don Quixote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qOVJjPivWs
    LP - Peter and the Wolf March (Prokiev) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctsWdUaHsHM

    Anna:
    SP - Strike Up the Band (Gershwin) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvWOU...eature=related
    LP - West Side Story (she could totally pull it off ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8R9GiLImSw

    Min-Jung:
    SP - Spring (Vivaldi - Four Seasons) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSw7CcAXPWk
    LP - Giselle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWAs6vKTdHQ

    Christina:
    SP - Amelie Soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uZ-zTk3EsU
    LP - Minuet (Boccherini) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nawqWddVlcY

    Polina A:
    SP - Blue Bird from Sleeping Beauty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZV-8xoZx9E
    LP - Dance of the Hours (Ponchielli) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ILbnHhAzk

    Polina S:
    SP - Hungarian Dance (Brahams) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X9Lv...eature=related
    LP - Radetzky March (Strauss) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHFf7NIwOHQ
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    Keegan Messing - LP: Theme from 1942

    Mirai Nagasu - SP: Hymnsong on Phillip Bliss

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    Please, no Marton for Nagasu!

    I don't know who I want to skate to these:

    Dance Theme from Dust of Time
    Married Life, from Up (but any part of the Up soundtrack would be great)
    Beethoven's Cello Sonata #3 in A Major, 3rd movement
    Estampes: Pagodes by Debussy
    Debussy's Arabesque #1 (for Mao, maybe?)
    Ravel's Pavane
    Schumann's Traumerei
    Gliere, Symphony #3, 3rd movement

    I love Joe Hisaishi's compositions and I'm surprised they are not used more often. My absolute favorite is Howl's Moving Castle - the only person I can think of who used it was Jenni Vahamaa. I also love Summer from Kikujiro and One Summer's Day, from Spirited Away. Kristiene Gong had a program to the latter, but it could have been done to anything.

    The music from "Young Victoria" is lovely too. There's a nice sweeping quality to it. And if anyone ever skates to the Nightmare Before Christmas soundtrack, they'll be my favorite skaters ever.

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    I would love Mao Asada to skate her SP to Big My Secret - Michael Nyman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxJnzcNkiFo

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    Mao "somewhere in time", "legends of the fall" or "umbrellas of cherbugh" Mao, please listen to me :banging:

    Yuna "Black swan"

    Mirari "el dia que me quieras"

    Daisuke "list of shindler´s soundtrack"

    1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GOBWs2-VaQ
    2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J22pl...eature=related
    3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yOVYTkgPs
    4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CztUJvmQX0
    5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9z0fy5X-NA&feature=fvsr
    6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY4ihP9pfUw
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    I like your choices for Miki, silverlake22!



    Here are my picks:

    SP - The Swan by Camille Saint-Saëns (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXAlznKcJvA)
    LP - The Sleeping Beauty by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sU4mgkGtrs)
    Exhibition - Colors by Utada Hikaru (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySnYBTfBIFU)


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    Silverlake, a lot of selections for many skaters. Care to share why a particular piece for a specific skater, e.g. I like to know your thoughts of madame butterfly (Um bel di?) for Joannie, and blue danube for Laura

    Nagasu LP: Zigeuneweisen (gypsy air) by Pablo de Sarasate. ~ 10 yrs ago AP skated to this piece at he US national exhibition when she won the jr title. This is a very spirited piece, and I think will show case Nagasu's fantastic spins, lovely spirals well, + she has speed to burn. This piece will provide her plenty opportunty to show off step sequence
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8MmjLskmoY

    Fumie exhibition: Ravel 's Piano concerto second movement. Depending on the pianist's interpretation, the feeling inspires from this mvt may range from teary poignancy to relaxation (walk in the park). http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DG...0amUFt2d3kK7EQ
    I like Yundi Li's interpretation (relax walk in the park, no need to have tears while watching Fumie)
    I think this piece will help highlight Fumie's etheral skating style
    Last edited by rtureck; 04-17-2010 at 09:32 AM.

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    I'm a sucker for warhorses:
    Mao: SP - "Reverie" Debussy, LP - "Piano Concerto No. 2" Rachmaninoff
    Mirai: LP - "Swan Lake" Tchaikovsky
    Ashley: LP - "Liebestraum" Liszt

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtureck View Post
    Silverlake, a lot of selections for many skaters. Care to share why a particular piece for a specific skater, e.g. I like to know your thoughts of madame butterfly (Um bel di?) for Joannie, and blue danube for Laura
    Well I play violin in an Orchestra, so I'm familiar with wayy too much classical music. Mostly though, I was bored. Joannie does well with powerful songs and seeing Amelie (who reminds me of Joannie - though obviously not as good/polished) skate to Madame Butterfly this season made me think Joannie could be simply wonderful if she skated to similar music.

    As for Laura, I'd like to see her take on a waltz. I don't think she has done it before and she has such a beautiful, classical style that I think it would be lovely to see her skate to Strauss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCOSurfer View Post
    I'm a sucker for warhorses:
    Mao: SP - "Reverie" Debussy, LP - "Piano Concerto No. 2" Rachmaninoff
    Mirai: LP - "Swan Lake" Tchaikovsky
    Ashley: LP - "Liebestraum" Liszt
    Please no Rachmaninoff for Mao! I like the SP music you picked for her though !

    Mirai's Swan Lake I think could get too cutesy - unless she does the music from the Black Swan variation and then it would be fantastic! I really want Mirai to skate to mature music selections in the coming season. She is very animated and I know that works with cutesy programs but she can still be expressive in a more elegant program.

    Love Liebestraum for Ashley! I didn't even think of that, I think few people could pull it off but she definitely could!

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    Wow, silverlake22, you've given a lot of thought on this topic. I can't really think of one particular piece for my favorite skater, Yu Na. I think she can skate to any music, and I will enjoy her performance thoroughly as long as she doesn't skate to The Phantom of Opera or Caroline Zhang's LP music in 2008/2009.

    As for Mao, I think she'll thrive with music like Tango or something in Spanish style. I LOVE her last two gala: Tango and Caprice. Imagine Mao working her facial expressions and acting with a flirty and sensual music like Tango. That will make a very strong SP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Well I play violin in an Orchestra, so I'm familiar with wayy too much classical music. Mostly though, I was bored.
    I am an audience not (performer, since you are in an orchestra and have to deal with fellow musicians/performers and conductors) I will never get "bored" with classical music.

    Joannie does well with powerful songs and seeing Amelie (who reminds me of Joannie - though obviously not as good/polished) skate to Madame Butterfly this season made me think Joannie could be simply wonderful if she skated to similar music.
    Agree that Joannie willl do well with powerful music, but Um Bel Di is a bit sad. Of course performance is just performance, skating to a piece of music about pining a lover's return does not necessary bring saddness to her in real life
    As for Laura, I'd like to see her take on a waltz. I don't think she has done it before and she has such a beautiful, classical style that I think it would be lovely to see her skate to Strauss.
    Blue Danube reminds me too much about Kristi, maybe the Emperor's waltz or one of the 100000 pieces of waltz written by the Strauss family.

    Since you oppose Rach PC2 for Mao. I diagree about Taco Bell ( I mean Pachabel) canon for Mao. When I hear that piece I think Caro. By no means Canon is Caro's signature piece, but Caro has chosen so many top 100 pieces from the classical genre, whenever I hear any overplayed top 100 classical pieces I think of Caro. In addition the Canon (which really is a passacalglia not a canon) lack the up and down tension to be great skating music for anyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by jian10 View Post
    Wow, silverlake22, you've given a lot of thought on this topic. I can't really think of one particular piece for my favorite skater
    I think it is often difficult to think of a piece for one's most favorite skater. IN the past many fans talked about wishing MK skate to this or that, and I often come up empty at least for her competitive programs. I have alot of ideas for her exhibition.

    Quote Originally Posted by HCOSurfer View Post
    I'm a sucker for warhorses:
    Mao: SP - "Reverie" Debussy, LP - "Piano Concerto No. 2" Rachmaninoff
    Mirai: LP - "Swan Lake" Tchaikovsky
    Ashley: LP - "Liebestraum" Liszt
    Nothing wrong with warhorses, they are war horses for a good reason. Ashley Liebestraum, I definitely agree. Swanlake for Mirai will be good, but the choreographer needs to pay very good attention, since Tat had done a very good job with swan lake for Cohen.

    Many fans love Debussy for Mao. The timbre in Debussy's music is infinitely interesting, and I honestly think very few skaters can do Debussy justice, Mao definitely will a good interpreter of Debussy because she is so light/ etheral.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I know there was a thread talking about music choices in general, but in this thread feel free to list music selections for specific skaters. For guys I don't really care too much about what music they skate too as the jumps provide enough excitement, but for ladies the music is a key factor. These are just some songs I thought of for certain skaters, I'll add more later. Feel free to add your own ideas or comments!

    Mao:
    SP - Mad Rush (Phillip Glass) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1vMpkIRAjo
    LP - Pachelbel's Cannon in D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wpPk8qk3uQ

    Yuna:
    SP - Lord of the Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=By4NUxd6z3s
    LP - Memory from Cats http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-L6rEm0rnY

    Joannie:
    SP - Elegy (Massanet) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KE8yA...eature=related
    LP - Madame Butterfly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZK93C5WUaQ

    Miki:
    SP - The Hebrides (Mendelssohn) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3MiETaBSnc
    LP - Song of India (Rimsky-Korsakov) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZK93C5WUaQ

    Mirai:
    SP - The Aquarium from Saint Saen's Carnival of the Animals http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsD0FDLOKGA
    LP - Love in Venice from Canone Inverso http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJDN1wpTcv0

    Ksenia:
    SP - You'll Be in My Heart (instrumental version - Tarzan) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIVaUcE4kAM
    LP - Love in a Time of Cholera soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF-rm0Uxny8

    Ashley:
    SP - Black Swan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXBuZ...eature=related (branching out)
    LP - Candide Overture (Bernstein) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQL2Okjx9FU

    Laura:
    SP - Esmeralda Variation (I like the idea of Laura as a sassy spanish seniorita )
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV0jT1Do6NQ
    LP - Blue Danube Waltz (Strauss) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CTYymbbEL4

    For the Rising Junior Ladies:
    Kanako:
    SP - Cupid music from Don Quixote http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qOVJjPivWs
    LP - Peter and the Wolf March (Prokiev) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctsWdUaHsHM

    Anna:
    SP - Strike Up the Band (Gershwin) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvWOU...eature=related
    LP - West Side Story (she could totally pull it off ) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8R9GiLImSw

    Min-Jung:
    SP - Spring (Vivaldi - Four Seasons) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSw7CcAXPWk
    LP - Giselle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWAs6vKTdHQ

    Christina:
    SP - Amelie Soundtrack http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uZ-zTk3EsU
    LP - Minuet (Boccherini) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nawqWddVlcY

    Polina A:
    SP - Blue Bird from Sleeping Beauty http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZV-8xoZx9E
    LP - Dance of the Hours (Ponchielli) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3ILbnHhAzk

    Polina S:
    SP - Hungarian Dance (Brahams) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3X9Lv...eature=related
    LP - Radetzky March (Strauss) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FHFf7NIwOHQ
    Wow, silverlake 22, I've never come across a lot of these choices...will be listening to them soon. What a coincidence that you listed Memory for Yu-Na, because I was just contemplating yesterday that she'd be fantastic with a 'Cats' program (not just Memory though, but also with Jellicle Cats). I can imagine her already in a feline-inspired costume, and her past performances show that she has the 'cat-eyes' down perfectly. But I have to support chapis about Black Swan for Yu-Na--have you seen her Omnia II commercial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    Wow, silverlake 22, I've never come across a lot of these choices...will be listening to them soon. What a coincidence that you listed Memory for Yu-Na, because I was just contemplating yesterday that she'd be fantastic with a 'Cats' program (not just Memory though, but also with Jellicle Cats). I can imagine her already in a feline-inspired costume, and her past performances show that she has the 'cat-eyes' down perfectly. But I have to support chapis about Black Swan for Yu-Na--have you seen her Omnia II commercial?
    Yeah, Yuna would be great in a "Cats" program, I also think Miki could do quite well with that music too. Black Swan Yuna would do a good job with but I fear it would seem to similar to Danse Macabre, which is one of her signature SPs. Plus when I think of Yuna I don't really think of ballet music, she is graceful and elegant but her speed and powerful jumps I think could be better showcased with more powerful music like she has always used in the past. She often uses soft music in the FS, but never really ballet music, most of the time it is more abstract, which makes it great because her interpretation shines through .

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    Yeah, Yuna would be great in a "Cats" program, I also think Miki could do quite well with that music too. Black Swan Yuna would do a good job with but I fear it would seem to similar to Danse Macabre, which is one of her signature SPs. Plus when I think of Yuna I don't really think of ballet music, she is graceful and elegant but her speed and powerful jumps I think could be better showcased with more powerful music like she has always used in the past. She often uses soft music in the FS, but never really ballet music, most of the time it is more abstract, which makes it great because her interpretation shines through .
    But at the same time, it could be her challenge, ne? To adopt to a softer, more balletic type music, which could push her artistic and physical skills. Besides, it's all up to interpretation; Yu-na could be a fierce black swan; elegant but strong w/an edge (and balletic form, which is not really her forte, but this can push her, especially in terms of pointing those toes and getting full extensions, beautiful positions, etc)

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