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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Jason's Liebestraume is still my favourite LP of his.
    This will drive you crazy because I know your feelings on Yulia but....I see so many similarities between Jason and her in their delivery. Steps,spins, and just about every subtle movement. He's clearly a bettr jumper but maybe she can show him how a Ina Bauer is supposed to be done JK

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    That shirt... Thx for sharing. It seemed like a great skate but the puffy shirt was impossible for me to get past.
    I think the shirt in this case works well. Is flowing and it kind of suit the music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    This will drive you crazy because I know your feelings on Yulia but....I see so many similarities between Jason and her in their delivery. Steps,spins, and just about every subtle movement. He's clearly a bettr jumper but maybe she can show him how a Ina Bauer is supposed to be done JK

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam-Skwantch View Post
    Franz Listz :Liebesträum No. 3

    Sure it may sound a lot like Chopin but so what? Some rumors suggest they were friends. This era of composing and the vocal nature of this type of movement just speak directly to my soul. A clever edit and well thought out choerography could really have a powerful impact. I just love this song and my aunt used to play it at family gatherings growing up!
    Actually they were friends, or at least greatly admired each other although they grew more distant as time went on. Chopin and Liszt were contemporaries of each other though they had completely different strengths; Chopin was more about mood and tone, preferring to play in smaller, more intimate salons (with another reason being that he was never really strong enough to play loud enough to fill a concert hall) while Liszt was a lot more charismatic and played with lots of pianistic fireworks in crowded performance venues. Back then being a pianist was a lot more about composing your own works rather than nowadays where it's more about accurately reproducing some other composer's works, and their works reflect a lot of who they were and their personalities.

    I would suggest Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu. I know it's been done before (but can't remember who now, but it was on Youtube), but didn't like the orchestral version -- I much prefer the original piano version . The beginning and end sections are fast and dramatic, while the middle section is more expressive and lyrical. Another one is Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody #2, which has a slower but dramatic first half, and a fast and playful second half. They're among the composers' most famous works, sound good, and I'd like to see them skated to partly because they're in my repertoire

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    I'm a cello/guitar player but desperately wish I played piano. I went thru a Chopin phase this winter and all of the music I wrote on my guitar was intensely affected. No metronome can capture the feel of a song that breathes. That is why classical music works so well with skating. It allows the performance to breathe.

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    It would be fun to see Jin Seo Kim skate a short program to Ozzie's remix of Doom Dada since he's skated to so much kpop in shows already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanshilar View Post
    I would suggest Chopin's Fantaisie-Impromptu. I know it's been done before (but can't remember who now, but it was on Youtube), but didn't like the orchestral version -- I much prefer the original piano version . The beginning and end sections are fast and dramatic, while the middle section is more expressive and lyrical.
    I love this piece. So dramatic at parts. Arakawa did her 2006 SP to an orchestrated version I don't like at all.

    Meno and Sand did it in the 90s to the piano music and got someone to rewrite the ending because it was too slow for them. Which I think is pure sacrilege. Chopin obviously was cursing them from beyond the grave by forcing Todd to nearly drop Jenny in the lift at the end and screw up the death sprial at Nationals.

    In fact when I was looking for that performance I found a playlist someone did of "Skating to Fantasie Impromptu" with 8 performances (starting with a pro Yamaguchi performance to the full piece that I don't remember at all and a Sarah Hughes short that modified the ending as well). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYGC...E2wcpjPOqmAMR6

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptnhastings View Post
    In fact when I was looking for that performance I found a playlist someone did of "Skating to Fantasie Impromptu" with 8 performances (starting with a pro Yamaguchi performance to the full piece that I don't remember at all and a Sarah Hughes short that modified the ending as well). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYGC...E2wcpjPOqmAMR6
    Oh wow thanks! I haven't seen many of them before. I'm still looking through them but:
    1) Wow I totally didn't expect Yamaguchi's last jump at all. Maybe more experienced skaters could see it coming but it just took me by complete surprise.
    2) Sarah Hughes' first spin was done in time with the music, coincidentally or not. You could see each revolution corresponded to one beat (each low bass note in the left hand). In fact for the most part her moves were in time with the music, which is nice to see.
    3) Wow: That Mao Asada performance was shocking and then breathtaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Risa View Post
    I meant the lyrical version of "Just for a moment" by David Foster. I've always referred to it as the love theme but it may also be called St. Elmo's Fire, I'm not sure. Below are links to the the St Elmo' Fire, Legends of the Fall and the Piano respectively.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXSmXthmkvo
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYpMqhQt9kU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u83xIXliIXY
    I'll add Christmas Eve/Sarajevo to my original list. I wish more people would skate to Christmasy music since figure skating seems to be so winter related to me and this is one I would love to see someone choose.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHioIlbnS_A

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    Debussy's "Syrinx" for unaccompanied flute is one of my all-time favorites. If you like "L'Apres-midi d'une Faune," hope you'll give this a listen. I'd love to see a skater use it, probably for an exhibition. It would need a superb choreographer...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEyKM13yf_4

    Another gorgeous piece is Ravel's Piano Concerto in G Major. I especially love the 2nd movement (9:55 in the video below).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1pM5KT8SmY

    No jumps needed -- just deep, soft edging. My dream skaters for this one are Virtue & Moir.

    Something very special: Torvill/Dean + YoYo Ma + a Sarabande from one of the Bach Cello Suites (not sure which )

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4jDVar0QrA

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    Apollo 13 - the movie was full of great music. The score is appropriately epic.

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    Beethoven: Sonata Pathetique, 1st movement

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    Quote Originally Posted by karne View Post
    Apollo 13 - the movie was full of great music. The score is appropriately epic.
    Paul Wylie did a lovely section based on the launch into space, at the Grinkov memorial.

    Skatedreamer, Vanshilar, and the rest of you, some wonderful selections! And remember Chopin's polonaises, which have that powerful rhythm. Two other piano pieces that have a polonaise-ish rhythm are Brahms' Ballade opus 118 no. 3 and Rachmaninoff Prelude Opus 23 no. 5.

    the Brahms: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbSrtVXh8x0

    the Rachmaninoff: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXU7I_Yyi2Y

    Warning: if you listen to these, you might end up with goosebumps and start choreographing something yourself. I always do!

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    I like this version of Hungarian Rhapsody https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp0G3iH6MK8 The musician is really talented

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