how about a Prokofiev sonata?
ha. kidding. I'll probably die before someone skates to a Prokofiev piece that's not Romeo & Juliet. His 5th symphony is a favorite of mine - not sure how skatable it is, though.
I also love Prokofiev, his Dance of the Knights could be a good choice for Yuzuru, very heroic and epic and fresh: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUmq1cpcglQ
But personally I think lilahozi's choice is the best, Dvorak's music is very catchy.
the 7th, I love the 7th.
I personally want to hear piano concertos other than Rach 2. There's Grieg, Brahms 2, Rach 3, Ravel, Tchaikovsky 1 (someone needs to do this piece justice, I can't stand Kovtun's long), Chopin 2 (and his other pieces! he wrote so much more than that nocturne)
Prokofiev *-* my love *-*
but I agree about the Dvorak! legendary symphony.
Sounds easy but crazy phrasing! Wonderful piece and number 1 version by Sokolov.
Agree with you, someone please save Tchaikovsky piano concerto 1 from Kovtun!!!
And this one would be much better than even Yulia's Schindler's list: http://youtu.be/ImIwpDCMC10
As a former skater.....you do have some input into the choice of music for your programs. Its is a collaborative effort. It is hard to skate to music you dont feel or relate to so to force a specific piece onto a skater is not a good strategy. In my personal opinion, im not that excited that skaters can use lyrics...for competitions. I would prefer that to stay in shows only, but just my humble opinion.
Even for Brian Orser...he fell in love with The Bolt 3 years before the 88 Olympics, and says he ear marked it for his olympic program, so he kept it in his collection until he wanted to showcase it.
I live in Canada and cant wait for Yuzuru to return...because here at least he can have somewhat of a normal life and train hard and concentrate on what he needs to do. He can walk down the streets without getting mobbed by fans. Hopefully it will be a good break from the media scrutiny as well...although i know that the media sends film crews to his practice arena to film sometimes, mostly its closed sessions to just members of the club.
I literally just discovered this after listening to the original piano version for the longest time - Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, orchestrated by Ravel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkC3chi_ysw I think this could be just as good as the other pieces that were linked!!
I find it funny how we always return to the topic of music we want Yuzuru to skate
And yes, that Pictures at an Exhibition version for orchestra is wonderful! We could even make a movie on skating base on the music.
Each skater can portray a picture mentioned in the exhibition, they can choose a suitable section to skate along.
That would be a masterpiece! We need another drama on ice called Pictures at an Exhibition!
Sorry my imagination runs a bit wild.
I love grieg!!!!