What song do you relate to what skater?
I'm currently rambling in my blog about the wonder that is Kurt Browning - this is what happens when I convert tapes to DVD, I see a program/hear the music and go 'wait, I know a skater who did that one better!' - the latest was last night watching a tape where Plushenko skated to Nyah in part of his program in... 2003 (I think?) or 2004.
That music belongs to Kurt and only Kurt (browning) as far as I'm concerned.
This has gotten me thinking. What music do you associate with what skater? Is there one particular program that signifies that skater? (in my case I think just about every program Kurt's skated as a professional has become a signature piece, along with the Grand Canyon Suite and Casablanca)
What are some of the signature pieces of the skaters over the years?
Dreaming and dancing
Jeff - Ararat, sing sing sing, the SP music of the Ararat year (which was the Golden year for Jeff), samson & delilah.
Johnny - The Swan (masterpiece)
Tomas - the Chinese movie piece
Stephane - Zebra
Evan - Carmen
Sasha - RJ
Shizuka - Tourandot
Yuka - the ballet pieces with which she won the WC
Yuna - Bond girl
Mao - Chopin Nocturne
Dai - Phantom of Opera
Sulya - Winter from Four Seasons
Midori - Raff
Miki - Micky (ex)
Mirai - Chaplin
Katarina Witt-- Carmen
The Protopopovs -- Ave Maria
Kurt Browning -- Nyah, Singin' in the Rain, Casablanca
Oksana Baiul -- The Swan
Sasha Cohen -- Romeo and Juliet, Hernandez Hideaway, Dark Eyes, Don't Rain On My Parade
Kristi Yamaguchi-- Malaguena
Evgeny Plushenko -- The Godfather, Tosca, Sexbomb :D
Shen and Zhao -- Turandot, Who Wants To Live Forever
Jenny Kirk -- Chicago
Michelle Kwan-- Salome, Fields of Gold, East of Eden, Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2, Reflection (Lea Salonga version)
Ilia Kulik-- Rhapsody in Blue
Gordeeva and Grinkov -- Moonlight Sonata, The Man I Love, Vocalise, Out of Tears
Johnny Weir -- Fallen Angels, Poker Face
Yu-Na Kim -- Danse Macabre, James Bond Medley, Gershwin Piano Concerto in F, Scheherazade (I've been told that Michelle did this better, but this piece was the first Yu-Na program I ever saw, so I'll forever associate it with her :D )
Daisuke Takahashi -- La Strada, Eye, Phantom of the Opera, El Tango de Roxanne, Hip-Hop Swan
Sale and Pelletier -- Love Story
Davis and White -- Samson and Delilah, Bollywood music (from Bunty Aur Babli and Devdas)
Alexei Yagudin -- Man in the Iron Mask
Virtue and Moir -- Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Mahler Symphony No.5
Akiko Suzuki -- West Side Story
Stephane Lambiel -- The Four Seasons (Zebra version :D ), William Tell Overture, La Traviata, Otono Porteno, Ne Me Quitte Pas
Mao Asada -- Czardas, Caprice, Bells of Moscow
Jeremy Abbott -- A Day in the Life
Torvill and Dean -- Bolero
Lu Chen -- The Butterfly Lovers, Spring Breeze, Adios Nonino
Adam Rippon -- Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Joannie Rochette -- La Cumparsita, Vole
Last edited by Ren; 04-21-2010 at 02:40 AM.
Dreaming and dancing
Wow, you know a lot!
Originally Posted by Ren
Ahahaha. Figure skating has taken over my life. I'm sure there are LOTS more people on this board who know LOTS more, though--my list is probably just the tip of the iceberg for the veteran fans. :D In all honesty, I only got caught up with skating last spring (initially because of Yu-Na). It snowballed from there, and I took to lurking around forums (as well as blogs and general skating websites) and reading about different skaters, --and downloading many youtube videos-- up until, hm, before Vancouver, IIRC (I took the plunge then and registered. :D). Everyone in the forums had an opinion as to which music was skated definitively by this or that person, but those I listed are mainly those performances which 'stuck' with me. Mainly I took note of other people's recommendations, but what I liked I decided for myself.
Originally Posted by Bennett
Gotta Have Music