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?
i actually want to see Yuna skate to Dance of the Knights with red lipstick on. lol
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?
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
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
Mao would be lovely in a program to "You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel
I also love "My White Knight" from The Music Man
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.
Sp: The beautiful Traditional Chinese music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJI7I...eature=related
Lp: The 8th Candle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypbeS9kuQX0
Sp: Libertango http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIeZgH_vDRs
Lp: Adagio in G minor http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQQ_FH3LGgs
Sp: Memory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-L6rEm0rnY&feature=fvw
Lp: Robin Hood Theme http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oN24yo0yg6c
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
Royal Hunt and Storm
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!
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