http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4E566UwU5Q) and Reprise (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkSnCMPhaRY) from Spirited Away! The music from Howl's Moving Castle makes me think of waltzing. :D (Ok, now I suddenly have this strange image of Daisuke in my head, skating as Howl...)
As for musicals, I'm always up for more skaters using pieces from musicals! Some pieces I prefer:
Sunset Boulevard, Too Much In Love To Care: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_tpc2CwZ1c
Aida, Every Story is a Love Story, Fortune Favors the Brave: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O4zH6f0BBY ; Dance of the Robe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JII5BrnfhxM ; Written in the Stars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuDKK0mRki8
And can somebody please skate to Into the Woods? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsFx5835Qrg Even if it's just an exhibition?
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Why nobody use "Dexter" soundtrack? I think it is great for men. Astonishing music and very "skatable" IMHO
A Beautiful Mind Soundtrack
"A Kaleidoscope of Mathematics"
"Creating Governing Dynamics"
For Ladies, Mens, Pairs, or Dance
I also like La Musica Notturna Della Strade Di Madrid by Boccherini for Mao. Can't find a yuotube for the section I like.
For Mao's exhibition: Queen of ther Night aria from Magic flute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OP9SX7V14Z4
Caroline Zhang LP: sound track from the Soong Sisters
Last edited by rtureck; 04-21-2010 at 03:12 PM.
Mirai Nagasu, FS: Czardas by Vittorio Monti.
I think it would fit her very well.
I don't mind the ladies using classical pieces, but ideally the music should not have been used yet (or has not been used frequently), or if she insists on using an 'old warhorse', she should have a really innovative program that stands apart from others using the same music. That said, I think that a skater who wants to grow artistically should try different kinds of music.
Here's my choice for Meryl Davis and Charlie White. The slide show montage http://worldskating.blogspot.com/201...lie-white.html
I also was hoping that Yuna would do something dramatic/balletic, that is, in addition to not retiring.
My recommendation for her is Chopin's Ballade No.1. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG1Olvh7vCU)
What actually made me want her to skate to it is this video:
It is part of Kameliendame from Stuttgart Ballet, a ballet version of the opera La Traviata. I don't necessarily want Yuna to act the same character, though I believe she and Wilson will be able to bring a great program out of this tragic story on passionate music.
For Mao, I actually thought of the music from Howl's moving castle which was linked in this thread. But it has somewhat waltz-like rhythm and it has not been that long since she used waltz. I would recommend Melody in F by Rubinstein.
Some might find it boring but I think it may go well with her soft knees to make a relaxed, elegant program.
Chopin's Etude As-dur (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C90Mz4hvAzI) will also fit her style, but I'm afraid if she uses this it might turn out to be Nocturn II.
And I want Besame Mucho for Daisuke! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iibS5UW1O5Y)
A guitar version by Ulli Boegershausen (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5alOj2xYEYE) will be also nice, though I'm not sure it's the perfect arrangement for skating.
For Mirai, I can think of two.
Liebesleid by Kreisler(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jk16b9pvXY), and
Last Carnival by Acoustic Cafe(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG1gbOjWWdI).
Both will sound great with her skating to a more mature, lyrical program.
But the Main Theme you posted is a great piece of music, too. If I had to pick a skater to use it, I would go for either Stephane or Daisuke. More likely Daisuke, though--he's as expressive as Stephane, and he can pull off Edward's hair.
ETA: I can totally see Daisuke wearing something like Johnny Depp's costume in this film, too.
Last edited by Ren; 04-23-2010 at 03:53 PM.