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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    I would like Mao to skate to soundtrack of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind I remember Chen Lu skated to an arrangement of this music, but I prefer this arrangement better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9ZEIfu1Bi4
    That is soo pretty! I've never heard that piece of music before.

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    Silver, I know you said you're only interested in the ladies, but plushy is asking for ideas! You have such a command of music, please try and suggest some peices here. I really did not like his choices for this past year but have no idea what might be fresh for him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evangeline View Post
    Mao Asada: Something light to bring out the ethereal quality of her skating:
    Berlioz: Un bal from Symphonie Fantastique
    I also think a Debussy piece will suit Mao extremely well, perhaps his Arabesque No. 1?
    Arabesque #1 is my exact same suggestion for Mao in this thread! The music just screams Mao

    I love O Mio Babbino Caro, but I'm not sure if I like for Joannie. Actually, I like it for Mao as well, or a more balletic skater, and I don't think it's particularly heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    That is soo pretty! I've never heard that piece of music before.
    Yea, it's by the great Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. He composed most of the soundtrack themes for Hayao Miyazaki's films. He also did the version of "Impossble Dream" that was used by Pang and Tong this season. I wish more skaters will use his works, because they are all so good.

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    i actually want to see Yuna skate to Dance of the Knights with red lipstick on. lol

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    Okay, I'm putting a random one out there
    Brad Mehldau, "Paranoid Android" (Radiohead classical piano cover) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWkOx...eature=related
    I could see Jeremy Abbott doing something like this.....maybe Dice-K?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miki88 View Post
    Yea, it's by the great Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi. He composed most of the soundtrack themes for Hayao Miyazaki's films. He also did the version of "Impossble Dream" that was used by Pang and Tong this season. I wish more skaters will use his works, because they are all so good.
    I completely agree! Joe Hisaishi is an absolute gem. When I watch Studio Ghibli films, I always appreciate three things: the superb animation, the great story, and the wonderful music.


    silverlake22, if you're not familiar with Hisaishi, I highly recommend you look his works up. It's a shame that there aren't many skaters using his music. A few Hisaishi favorites:

    Castle in the Sky, opening and closing themes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=860pEuwHgCw (Oh, and in case you didn't know, please don't be offended by the title. They got it from the fictional place in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"; it's not used as a curse word in this instance. )
    Princess Mononoke, Main Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFGQUfTCEXI
    Spirited Away, The Sixth Station: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-oox6Ee8eI
    Howl's Moving Castle, Sky Stroll:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F22Medi_JyM

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    I completely agree! Joe Hisaishi is an absolute gem. When I watch Studio Ghibli films, I always appreciate three things: the superb animation, the great story, and the wonderful music.


    silverlake22, if you're not familiar with Hisaishi, I highly recommend you look his works up. It's a shame that there aren't many skaters using his music. A few Hisaishi favorites:

    Castle in the Sky, opening and closing themes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=860pEuwHgCw (Oh, and in case you didn't know, please don't be offended by the title. They got it from the fictional place in Swift's "Gulliver's Travels"; it's not used as a curse word in this instance. )
    Princess Mononoke, Main Theme: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFGQUfTCEXI
    Spirited Away, The Sixth Station: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-oox6Ee8eI
    Howl's Moving Castle, Sky Stroll:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F22Medi_JyM
    ITA I even DL-ed the sheetnotes and learned to play them on piano lols. I would personally love it if any of the ladies did an ethic-inspired program, like Lu Chen's to "Butterfly Lovers." Now wouldn't that be lovely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilith11 View Post
    ITA I even DL-ed the sheetnotes and learned to play them on piano lols. I would personally love it if any of the ladies did an ethic-inspired program, like Lu Chen's to "Butterfly Lovers." Now wouldn't that be lovely?
    Oh yes, I'd love to see that. Some people don't like the folk/country theme for this season's OD, but I appreciated it in the sense that a lot of cultures got presented in a skating format. (Of course some of them were hit-and-miss, but that's already been discussed to death.:D ) I'm still waiting for Yu-Na and Mao to do something like Lu Chen did.

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    I'd love for more music from musicals to be used.

    I'd love for Yuna to skate to "Some Enchanted Evening" from South Pacific
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjgEeKoZ3FQ

    Mao would be lovely in a program to "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypEIomaMeJw

    I also love "My White Knight" from The Music Man
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VEjK...eature=related

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    Oh yes, I'd love to see that. Some people don't like the folk/country theme for this season's OD, but I appreciated it in the sense that a lot of cultures got presented in a skating format. (Of course some of them were hit-and-miss, but that's already been discussed to death.:D ) I'm still waiting for Yu-Na and Mao to do something like Lu Chen did.
    I would love it if both girls skated something ethically inspired! Mao really is perfect for it; her excellent carriage and posture would lend that sense of a quiet, subtle, princess-like grace and elegance. Add to that her lovely, floating style... she could be like a sakura blossom just dancing in the wind.

    As for Yu-na, I know one piece of music I'd love for her to skate to; Arirang. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-OUt3IFlzk Beautiful; and in a way, it really does tell Yu-na's story. Like when the music rises, I think of a flower blossoming, which could be the story told here. There's something very organice in Yu-na's skating, and yet she floats at the same time, which is why I think she could carry this perfectly.

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    I love Libertango. I don't know who I'd best like to see skating to it, but I'd love to see it performed someday. Ideally it should be performed by a couple, but with all the rules and regulations for moves, I fear that pigs will fly before that happens. It needs to be someone with fast feet, who can summon up ferocity. That's kind of hard in the crowd of little high-voiced girlis that we have currently. Of today's skaters, maybe Joannie has it in her. Ooh--or Suzuki! Of the men, Daisuke, of course.

    Mao--I know someone suggested something from Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique for her. I'll add to that by suggesting some other Berlioz: how about the Queen Mab Scherzo from his Romeo et Juliette? It's got her quicksilver lightness, though the choregrapher would have to think creatively to get her to find some longer glides under the rapid rhythm for at least part of it. Then there's The Royal Hunt and Storm from his opera Les Troyens, which would have to be excerpted (I'm thinking it would start at around 2:50 at the earliest) as it's so long. But it's rich and dramatic without the heaviness of that Rachmaninoff she insisted on using this season. (Why that Rachmaninoff? She had his three symphonies, four piano concertos, and possibly the most beautiful cello sonata ever written, and she picked that dirge.)

    Queen Mab Scherzo
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL_wfitQWHU

    Royal Hunt and Storm
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2ocjUFzUIU

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverlake22 View Post
    I really want Caroline to branch out and skate to something more upbeat, perhaps Edwin Martin's Gypsy Dance http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRoUN...eature=related . It would be a challenge but might help her skate faster and work on her choreography.
    After seeing her take on Zegwinsden last season I am not too keen on her trying to keep up with fast music. I thought a fast gypsy-like dance would help but the speed of the music (combined with the terrible cuts) only made her look worse. She need mid temp music that plays to her strengths of flexibility and lightness on the ice. Love in the time of Cholera clip was very pretty, but too slow for Miriai who should be showing off her great speed. It might make a good pick for Caroline. I also would like to see Caroline take the Pearl Fishers (Pang and Tong's SP). Rach's Vocalise would be a very good, but rather "safe" choice. Whatever she skates to she has to REALLY work on her performance level and selling the choreography no matter how poorly she lands the jumps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ren View Post
    I completely agree! Joe Hisaishi is an absolute gem. When I watch Studio Ghibli films, I always appreciate three things: the superb animation, the great story, and the wonderful music.
    Agreed! It's so beautiful, and already has no lyrics, why not use it?!

    Reposting these, because we're on a Hisaishi roll:

    One Summer's Day, from Spirited Away
    Summer from Kikujiro
    Howl's Moving Castle Theme

    Ren, I think a Chinese skater used Princess Mononoke recently, but don't quote me on that.

    If we're talking musicals, I want skaters to use an instrumental version from Wicked or Spring Awakening (I'm thinking Touch Me or The Guilty Ones, which are so emotional and beautiful, though there are faster songs). And like I said - use Nightmare Before Christmas, and gain my eternal love. There's an instrumental medley in the soundtrack already!
    Last edited by oleada; 04-21-2010 at 12:03 AM.

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