Who did the music piece justice?
I'll start with Malaguena-many skated to this oft used music. I think Sasha's 2003 program was the best musical interpretation. Who is your best interpreter of the music? Who moved you or amazed you with choerography.
There are many pieces used, used, overused. Please add on a warhorse and who skated to it the best. Post videos if they are there. I know, mea culpa. I want to find Sasha's best 2003 season performance of Malageuna to post.
Last edited by skateluvr; 01-07-2012 at 09:33 PM.
i know its not malaguena, but michelle kwan's tosca. hands down the best. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSoIEAxns
for malaguena, sasha's 2004 worlds sp: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI-cbt1u1uc
Last edited by macy; 01-07-2012 at 03:08 AM.
Sasha Cohen, 2006 Olympic sp: "Dark Eyes" --- the BEST!!
Mao Asada, 2006 Skate America sp: "NocturneNo.2"
Kim Yuna, 2009 World sp&lp: "Dance Macabre" and "Scheherazade"
Daisuke Takahashi, 2011 NHK Trophy sp: "In the Garden of Souls"
"This was caused by structural oppression."
I don't know if it was over-used by 1990, but if the only time I ever had to see someone skate to Scheherazade again, it would be on YouTube: Midori skating her LP to that music at the 1990 Worlds. Nowadays, I have to turn the sound off when I hear that music start for a skater, even Yu-na. :)
"This was caused by structural oppression."
ITA, Macy. MK's Tosca. IMO, best women's U.S. nationals LP ever.
Maria Butyrskaya's interpretation of Malaguena in 96 and 97 in her free program was very good, very sultry
Originally Posted by skateluvr
leave no stone unturned
Butyrskaya made justice also to otonal[so did weir] and to 17 Moments In Spring
Sasha did quite well with a lot of overused pieces of music. Malaguena (I never even particularly liked that music until I saw her perform to it), Swan Lake, Dark Eyes, Romeo & Juliet...
Concerto d'Aranjuez was done very well by both MK and Takeshi Honda.
Rach's 2nd Piano Concerto: I don't think anyone's quite done it justice (I really love this piece, so I'm picky about it) but I thought Lu Chen came closest. Sale and Pelletier's orchid program looked like it had a lot of potential; I was very disappointed when they went back to freaking Love Story.
Meditation from Thais: Oksana Baiul did a gorgeous exhibition to it
Nessun Dorma: Meno and Sand
Umbrellas of Cherbourg: Tessa and Scott
I agree about Yu Na's 'Dance Macabre' and 'Sheherezade'. I liked her '09 programs better than her Olympic ones the following year.
Dai's "Bluse for Klook" is the best ever. he just needs to pull out a perfect technical skate to it, and it'll go down in history as one of the all timers.
For me, the best interpretations are the following:
Chen Lu's 1993-94 LP to Joe Hisaishi's Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind
Carolina Kostner's this year's SP to Shostakovich's Allegretto from Trio no 2
Kim's SP to Danse Macabre
Kiira Korpi's SP to Somewhere over the Rainbow.
Daphna Have to agree with you there, when I heard Dai was going to skate to it, I personally thought "oh no" not original (over used) and at that point Usova/Zhulin FD in 93 (i think the first time the piece was used) was the best and really was their music but Dai has delivered it to its worthiness, as you say if he nails everything "OH BOY" be so GREAT!!
Originally Posted by daphna
LOVE the interpretation and all the innuendo's within the program, he could win GOLD with that one......
Sasha's program's always very good, shows off her style!!
Originally Posted by Rachmaninoff
Michelle Skated to Ikuko Kawai's version of Aranjuez, which is still the best, the more classical rendition by rodrigo well Joannie Rochette was good for me there.. - that program transformed her.
As for the overused Piano Concerto No: 2 I hope a lot of people can agree, but no one has come close to Chen Lu, that program especially world's 96 was breathtaking - Michelle and Chen double gold there.
Yu Na Danse Macabre "BOY" that was good (best rendition), loved her OO7 too though........
Wicked Yankee Girl
To no one's surprise, most of my choices are from ice dance
For me, Blues for Klook will always belong to Usova & Zhulin
Oddly enough, the best Cabaret I ever saw belongs to Chock & Zuerlein last year. Even though they weren't the greatest dancers, the choreo and the whole piece worked for me.
Scheherazade, Blumberg & Siebert 1984 Olympics
tied with Midori Ito, NHK
Best Fred & Ginger, Blumberg & Siebert, 1983 Worlds (best representation of tap dance ever on ice. Their timing was wonderful!!)
Rahkamo & Kokko, Europeans, Sibelius, Finlandia, Valse Triste (skated in Finland, won first ever ISU dance medal for Finland
Rahkamo & Kokko, Best La Strada
Best Cabaret, curiously, Chock & Zuerlein 2011 worlds, their last performance as a team
Virtue & Moir, best Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Mahler is not a war horse, but if it were, they owned that one too)
Davis & White, best Samson and Delilah, 2009
Davis & White, best Die Fledermaus 2011
Grishuk & Platov 1997 Europeans, best The Feeling Begins, tied with Michelle Kwan 2003 worlds SP
Klimova & Ponamarenko Best Bach Toccata & Fugue 1992 Olympics
Torvill & Dean best Bolero 1984 olympics
Torvill & Dean best Paso Doble (I usually misidentify this music--is it Capriccio Espagnole?) 1984 Europeans
Best Chaplin routine 1984 Worlds, Barber & Slater
Best Ave Maria, Yankowskas & Coughlin, US Nationals 2011
Best Carmen, Krylova & Ovsiannakov 1998
Best Two Guitars, Wachsman & Waggoner, 1988
Best Firebird, Watson & Oppegard 1987
Best Swan Lake, Rudy Galindo 1996
Pagliacci, Toller Cranston
Casablanca, Kurt Browning, 1994
Les Patineurs, Brian Boitano
Swing, Swing, Swing , Brian Orser, 1988, Olympics
Don Quixote, John Curry 1976 Olympics
Impossible Dream, Pang & Tong (Man of La Mancha)
Best Turandot, Shen & Zhao 2003
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Best Requiem for a Dream: Cappellini/Lanotte - eviscerating DomShabs, Pech/Bourzat, and Tomas Verner's
Best Masquerade Waltz: Krylova/Ovsiannikov.
Best Man in the Iron Mask: Anissina/Piezarat.
Best Blues for Klook: Usova/Zhulin.