average opinionated skate fan
What's your favorite interpretation?
I was thinking the other day as I was perusing through my video clips about all the various versions of different "works" of music and which was my favorite. Of course, most people would say that Torville and Dean practically defined Bolero, however there have been lots of other "warhorses" that lots of people have used, well , er LOTS! :D
For me, a few that I can quantify in this manner
Charlene Wong's Claire de Lune
Yuka Sato's Afternoon of a Faun (yes, even better than J Lynn's)
Rudi Galindo's Swan Lake
Belbin and Agosto's West Side Story
What/Who are your favs?
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For me the perfect Swan Lake will always without a doubt be Oksana's.
Never again will I be able to listen to Man in the Iron Mask without thinking about Alexei Yagudins preformance. More specificaly, his Olympic one.
ITA about Galindo's Swan Lake. Sasha's has been good, Baiul's great, but this one just really set the standard (for me anyways )
Kurt Brownin's Casablanca
Bond's music - Yagudin
Gladiator - Yagudin
Swan Lake - Oksana Baiul
Bolero - T/D
Carmen - Katarina Witt
Moonlight Sonata - G/G
Meditation - B/S
Romeo & Juliet (Prokofiev) - A/P
Romeo & Juliet (Nino Rota) - Sasha Cohen
Nyah - Kurt Browning
Otonal - Maria Butyrskaya
Fields of Gold - Michelle Kwan
Sleeping Beauty - Angela Nikodinov
Nessun Dorma - Shizuka Arakawa
Minkus medley - Yuka Sato 1994 lp
Romeo Juliet (Rota An n Patrice 2002 sp
Gliere Red Poppy and Massenet suite - Mk 1997 sp
Malaguena - Kristi 1992 lp
Rach piano concerto #3, a tie between MK 1998 sp, and Abt 2001 lp
In my heart, I'm actually Canadian....
Malaguena, a piece of music that I love, has been DONE TO DEATH over the last 15 years, but the best interpretation I've seen is still the first one -- done by Wachsmann & Waggoner at the 88 Olys. Sasha's is second, in part because she gets points knocked off for that screaming yellow dress. :D