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    Music that reminds you of skater(s)/programs

    I don't believe that any skater or skaters can 'own' a music, no matter how great the skating was. However, when I listen to a certain piece of music, it brings up memories of a certain skater or pair/dance team. It is not necessarily their ONLY signature piece.

    Here is my list:

    Bolero - T&D (obviously)
    Moonlight Sonata- G&G
    'Meditation' from Thais- B&S
    Rachmaninoff's 2nd- M&D (many others have skated to it, but M&D come before MY eyes when I listen to it)
    Rachmaninoff's 3rd- Michelle Kwan
    Swan Lake- B&S (again, many have skated to it, but they are the ones I think of)
    Carmen- Katarina Witt
    Sex Bomb-Plushenko
    Reverie- G&G
    Love Story- S&P
    Four Seasons-Usova-Zhulin
    Memorial- Grishchuk & Platov
    Charlie Chaplin music (Limelight, Charlie's theme, etc.)- B&S
    Bach's 'Air'- Klimova-Ponomarenko
    Lieberstraum-M&D
    Gladiator-Yagudin
    Karl Jenkin's Diamond music- S&Z
    Josh Groban's 'Let me Fall'- B&S
    Salome- Michelle Kwan
    Vocalise-G&G
    You don't bring me flowers-Bechke & Petrov
    Turandot-Shizuka Arakawa

    There are lots more, but let me hear yours.

    Vash
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    Here are mine:

    "Four Seasons" - Surya Bonaly
    "Claire de Lune" - Chen Lu
    "Spartacus" - Watson & Oppegard
    "Carmen" - Katarina Witt
    "Turandot" - S&Z
    "1492: Conquest of Paradise" - Elvis Stojko
    "Lyra Angelica" - Michelle Kwan
    "Rhapsody in Blue" - Ilya Kulik
    "Samson & Delilah" - Kristi Yamaguchi
    "Send in the Clowns/Wild Thing" - Tonya Harding....who else? :D
    "Riverdance" - Bourne & Kraatz
    "Moonlight Sonata" - G&G
    "Libestraum" - M&D
    "Malaguena" - Kristi Yamaguchi
    "Anastasia" - Tara Lipinski
    "East of Eden" - Michelle Kwan
    "Glory" - Todd Eldredge
    "Swan Lake" - Rudy Galindo

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    "Don Q" - John Curry - who skated the best of that tune!!

    C'mon, am I the the only one over 40 in this forum?

    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz
    "Don Q" - John Curry - who skated the best of that tune!!

    C'mon, am I the the only one over 40 in this forum?

    Joe
    ITA agree with you, Joe. That was the best interpretation of that music...my old coach used to insist that we watch anything John Curry.

    Vash is right. When Abt skated to Rachmaninoff's 3rd, I thought of Michelle, and not him =(

    Likewise, whenever I watch Sense and Sensibility, I think of Tara Lipinski.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joesitz

    C'mon, am I the the only one over 40 in this forum?

    Joe
    Oops, didn't you get the memo that we are all staying 29 forever? :D

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    Joe, maybe your the only one that can remember.
    I don't think I ever saw him. "Back in the olden times", I never knew when anything was on, that is, after my husband finally decided we could get a tv set.

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    Here's what comes to my mind right now:

    The Man I Love, Ella Fitzgerald - G/G
    Fields of Gold, Eva Cassidy - Michelle Kwan
    Brick House, Commodores - Kurt Browning
    Blue Danube - Kristi Yamaguchi
    Schindler's List - Paul Wylie
    Butterfly Lovers - Lu Chen
    Liebestraum - Mishkutienok/Dmitriev
    Dr. Zhivago - Nicole Bobek
    Lawrence of Arabia - Alexei Yagudin
    Take Five - T/D
    Rhapsody in Blue - Ilia Kulik

    Herm (sk8ngnutt)

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    Butterfly Lovers- Oh yes! I was at an Asian festival here- sort of a cutural exchange where local kids & adults perform art forms from their culture, and they have shopping tents, etc. At one point I just stopped because I heard Butterfly Lovers being played in the background. I was sure I was the only one non-Chinese that knew that music instantly, and of course Lulu's skate in the 98 Oly was going through my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01
    Butterfly Lovers- Oh yes! I was at an Asian festival here- sort of a cutural exchange where local kids & adults perform art forms from their culture, and they have shopping tents, etc. At one point I just stopped because I heard Butterfly Lovers being played in the background. I was sure I was the only one non-Chinese that knew that music instantly, and of course Lulu's skate in the 98 Oly was going through my mind.
    the same thing happened to me in a chinese restaurant. i'm asian (filipino) but it isn't known to many other asians, except chinese, or skating fans. when the waitress (she was older) came by, i discussed the music with her. she told me the legend...

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    First Knight - Todd Elderage
    Romanza - Michelle Kwan
    I can't remember the name of the music but it was the LP in '94 - Mishkutienok/Dmitriev
    Dream of Desdemona - Michelle Kwan
    Dante's Prayer - Michelle Kwan

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    Moonlight Sonata: Gordeeva + Grinkov
    Bolero: Torvill + Dean(However I can't listen without anticipation of Michelles new program)
    Liebestraum: M+D
    Love Story: S+B
    Meditation: B+S
    Tosca: It is funny some parts of the music makes me think of Irina. Other parts make me think of Michelle
    Sleeping Beauty: Angela Nikodinov
    Rach Piano Concerto #3 Finale: Michelle Kwan
    The Red Violin: Michelle Kwan
    Blue Danube: Kristi Yamaguchi
    Aranjuez: Michelle Kwan
    The Swan: Oksana Baiul
    Little Women Soundtrack: Tara Lipinski
    On My Own: Michelle Kwan
    Four Seasons: Surya Bonaly
    It's So Quiet: Kristi Yamaguchi
    American In Paris: Timothy Goebel
    Music of The Night: Brian Boitano
    Simple Gifts: Brian Boitano
    The Godfather: Philippe Candeloro
    Otonal: Maria Butyrskaya
    Scene' de Amour: Maria Butyskaya
    Rach Piano Concerto#2: Chen Lu
    Salome: Michelle Kwan
    A Day in the Life: Michelle Kwan
    The Man I love: G+G
    Henry V: Paul Wylie
    This is the Moment: Paul Wylie
    Fields of Gold (Any Version): Michelle Kwan
    Dragon: Elvis Stojko
    Somwhere/One/The Rain in Spain etc: Oksana Baiul
    Winter: Michelle Kwan
    Serenade: Irina Slutskaya
    Gladiator: Alexei Yagudin
    Lawrence of Arabia: Alexei Yagudin
    Man in the Iron Mask: Alexei Yagudin
    I did not list East of Eden, Romanza or Lyra Angelica because I have never heard them other than when Michelle Kwan skates to them. This is the same reason why I didn't list Winter for Alexei Yagudin , St Petersburg 300 for Plushenko, or Just for You for Angela.

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    Casablanca - "As Time Goes By" and "Singing in the Rain" - Kurt Browning; also "Bonzo's Montreux "

    I Pagliaci and "Too Beautiful To Last" and Firebird - Toller Cranston

    The Bolt; "The Story of My Life" and "Somewhere in Time" theme - Brian Orser

    The music from the Mission and "Stairway to Heaven" - Elvis Stojko


    This is all I can come up with right now. Too tired.

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    Something that have happened to me thanks to FS is that I know can recognize a lot of pieces of music and know who composed them. I have always love classical music but I always had problems knowing the exact name of it. Funny is that when I hear a piece of music from the TV in a commercial, or movie or it's a question in a program or thinks like that, I said the asnwer and I always ended being stared at and asked "how do you know that??". But then again, yes well some of the pieces are not very well known but c'mon for to not know who composed Swan Lake??

    I restrained myself of answering to the actual question of this thread after realized that when I think Bolero, I think Plushenko. So now I have to run a duck from all of those who can't believe that I don't think of T&D... sorry, but I started watching FS seriously after Olys and I just have seen some of the programs before that, I watched T&D Bolero on May I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kuchana
    First Knight - Todd Elderage
    Romanza - Michelle Kwan
    I can't remember the name of the music but it was the LP in '94 - Mishkutienok/Dmitriev
    Dream of Desdemona - Michelle Kwan
    Dante's Prayer - Michelle Kwan
    M&D's LP in '94 was skated to Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto. It was on my list.

    Vash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeyora
    I did not list East of Eden, Romanza or Lyra Angelica because I have never heard them other than when Michelle Kwan skates to them. This is the same reason why I didn't list Winter for Alexei Yagudin , St Petersburg 300 for Plushenko, or Just for You for Angela.
    That is exactly why I did not list many of Michelle's (e.g. EOE, SOTBS, Fields of Gold, Lyra Angelica, etc.) and B&S's numbers because they were the only ones to skate to them (e.g. Radetzky march, sentimental waltz, concert for coloratura, Happy valley), although I do see them skating whenever I listen to the music.

    Vash

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