Carmina Burana - Paul Wylie
Carmina Burana - Paul Wylie
I think Takeshi Honda had the best version to the classic rendition by rodrigo.
I think of them when anyone else skates to these. 2 of the best shorts ever.Best Rach 3: Michelle Kwan 1997-98 SP
Best Rach Prelude in C# Minor: Jeffrey Buttle
Last edited by lavender; 01-09-2012 at 09:28 AM.
I feel that Honda's program to Aranjuez has Kwan's beat by a mile. It'll be interesting if Chan does end up skating his program to this piece without major disruptions because I think he could pose a threat to Honda's #1 spot on my list.
Best Romeo and Juliet... Sasha's FS at the 06 Olympics. Extremely bittersweet program but it was skated with such emotion and feeling.
Best Dark eyes... Sasha's SP @ 06 Olympics. She was on fire.
And someone else beat me to it but it's so true... the BEST phantom of the opera is Meryl's and Charlie's!
Totally Agree!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5JH_GthgfY Can't imagine what SOI would've been without Paul's various numbers after he got his confidence boost in Albertville.
Malaguena- Kristi's Olympic LP http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dozwFZ5NoNs Not the best performance of it, but I can't find one of US Nationals.
Unfortunately, there isn't a You Tube video of Punsalan and Swallow's Umbrellas of Cherbourg.... there is one of Usova and Platov's but P&S's was so much better.
Editing to add the 'making of' vidoe of Kristis' Malaguena. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-6B...eature=related
Last edited by heyang; 01-09-2012 at 09:19 PM.
IMO Honda and Michelle didn't skate to the same Aranjuez music. Honda skated to the slower classical rendition.
1. 1997 Upside Down - Charlie Chaplin Scott Hamilton and Katia Gordeeva wonderful, the most authentic Chaplin story portrayal
2. 1996 US Pro Gordeeva TP Giselle
3. Ekaterina Gordeeva 1996-1997 World Challenge of Champions "The Umbrellas of Cherbourg" USTV
4. Gordeeva 1997 CoC Ex Bachiana No5
5. Ekaterina Gordeeva 1996 Nutrasweet Championship Morning
6. Ekaterina Gordeeva Russian folk routine 2003 (choreographed by herself with help from her dancer father)
7. 2007 SOI Dallas Cinecitta Gordeeva
8. Gordeeva & Grinkov - 1994 Olympics EX - Reverie
Last edited by andante1139; 01-10-2012 at 01:41 AM. Reason: Add 2 more programs
But you might as well retire every piece of music Janet Lynn skated to. Only John Curry or Toller Cranston could compete with her other worldly essence and purity and flow. Her command of the ice was not seen in other women of her era. She was so different, so much better at edges, flow,beautiful basics. Only Dorothy Hamil with her perfect back could keep you glued just watching her stroke around the rink. There is one MK program, well maybe two that compete with Janet. Lyra Angelica was MK at her purest and most inspired skating. While a more powerful MK emerges in Tosca, the young Michelle hit her peak in 97-98 with this program.I think Michelle hit her artistic peak at 17. A couple different East of Eden performances from this era evoke the magical Michelle. It is clear she emulated Janet and had that joy on the ice. To think Janet had three boys and came back after 5 years and could still skate so exquisitely.
I think no one will ever match Janet Lynn's interpretation of Afternoon of a Faun or Blue Danube, but there is always hope. I can't imagine anyone ever skating to Lyra Angelica. It should be retired. OT but I wish Laurie Nichol were searching out new and unused peices for Mirai. Her musicality is not being tapped this season.
Blues for Klook - Daisuke Takahashi
TV and CP screens don't do any justice to this performance. It is one of the skatings you shoud see live. Cameras follow his moves on the ice, but from stands you can see how he moves across the ice and how he commands the ice and owns the arena. You can see how majestic and charismatic his moves are. Last off season he took ballet lessons and went to Schonfelder to learn skating. He worked a lot to improve. However, you can't see anything he learned in the way he interprets this music. All you can see is he feels the music with his soul and just delivers it to the audience. IMO no one else, only Daisuke can make this music sound so charming and attractive.