AO: Are you happy with Kavaguti/Smirnov's new programmes which were choreographed by Peter Tchernyshev?
ТМ: I am. Frankly. But who cares about our thoughts right now. When everything will be done and the guys will be receiving good marks and placed accordingly - then we'll be able to say whether we are happy with the programmes or not. You can tell the designer of a costume during his work `it'll be a masterpiece' but it will only become one when it's ready, looks good and is on the catwalk.
AO: Can you tell about the new programmes?
TM: The SP music is a fantasy written by Margarita Adyasova on the theme of `Katiusha' and played by a group `Feel'Armonia'. The idea behind it: Yuko's destiny, a Japanese girl, a single skater who starts skating pairs with a Russian guy. So the music starts in a Japanese style. It's a convenient music to do the elements. Yet it sounds contemporary. There are voices, cellos etc. It took about 3 months to record. Then the Japanese girl becomes part of Russia, there is a young man who invites her to a Russian dance and they turn everyone on with their celebration.
Of course it's a programme for Sochi, a tribute to Russian culture. In a way it's a story of Yuko and Sasha.
As for the LP music - Tchaikovsky's symphony on a theme of Bayron's `Manfred' you won't like it much. For me it's a bit too heavy. It's hard to listen to without watching.