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mmscfdcsu
07-23-2010, 03:40 AM
Any and all Puccini. :encore:

Kasey
07-23-2010, 04:28 AM
Requiem for a Dream ;)

(I mean, 3 million skaters can't be wrong....)

Marco
07-23-2010, 05:03 AM
Carmen. :P

Didn't work for Ando/ Asada


I love "My Sweet and Tender Beast (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q_S7Yc503Oo)" I don't care who skates to it...but Sasha and B/S are two of my favorites. I have a cut of the music (which was hard to find a few years ago) on my iPod

Romeo and Juliet is gorgeous...but can be butchered so horribly...as can so many of the operas and ballets. There should be a law against it!

Otonal I always love (which kinda scares me for some reason).

I agree with My Sweet and Tender Beast!

Nina Rota's version is much easier to work with, the Tchaikovsky version is much harder to work with and both Arakawa's and Sokolova's versions were dull. Even Kulik's (and I love Kulik)

Speaking about Kulik, what about Gershwin? Kulik, Lysacek and Kim all brought it home skating to Gershwin.

Otonal hasn't worked since the original. No one can beat the Bute. :encore:


- Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini: no matter who skates to it, it usually always works well. both TTMM and P/T are examples in 2004. I even preferred Rachael Flatt's slow section to that music last season, than the slow section of the previous yr's LP...lol!


Actually I don't think I have ever truly enjoyed any program using either Rhapsody or Variations on a Theme by Paganini.


As much as I hate to say it, Scherezade usually works out well. Also Totentanz/Danse Macabre, I have seen a number of different people skate to those two songs and I've liked all the versions well enough. Oh and Libertango.

Agree about Danse Macabre and Libertango. They even worked for Drtyt and Liashenko!

I would agree more about Scherezade if not for the heartache in 2002. :o Both Slutskaya's and Oda's Totentanz made me cringe.

Dr.Siouxs
07-23-2010, 05:22 AM
Both Slutskaya's and Oda's Totentanz made me cringe.

I wish someone would skate to the original Liszt piece.

Cloudy_Gumdrops
07-23-2010, 05:25 AM
Swan Lake

Jot the Dot Dot
07-23-2010, 03:59 PM
"Keep On Working" by Pete Townsend, "Working Man" by Rush.

gkelly
07-23-2010, 04:27 PM
Actually I don't think I have ever truly enjoyed any program using either Rhapsody

Overused in the 90s and can tend toward the schmaltzy (sorry Jun ;) ) but usually successful if you like that kind of thing.

I did like the music cuts in this version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7o3CAnYC94).


or Variations on a Theme by Paganini.

How can you not like these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BxsSkL4ooU
) dances (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pytv2NLgfTY)? :D

Triple Butz
07-23-2010, 07:47 PM
I wish someone would skate to the original Liszt piece.

The true original is a Gregorian chant "Dies Irae" that was used in various forms by hundreds of composers before Liszt utilized it.

poths
07-23-2010, 09:08 PM
Nino Rota, La Strada. R&K were amazing in 94 and Takahashi's was superb. It demands a great sense of musicality but no one who lacks CH ability would ever tackle it.

Has any lady ever used it?

poths
07-23-2010, 09:10 PM
Also, Harlem Nocturne ...... guaranteed to make anyone a :smokin: void.

piano18
07-24-2010, 12:35 AM
If this was 2006, Requiem for a Dream for sure!! But since then my mind is becoming
programmed to liken this music to mediocrity every time a skater/team, especially lesser
teams skate to this music. Moreso the senior skaters, rather than the supposedly less
mature juniors. lol. Either the team/skaters produce a dead soulless interpretation, no
personality, zero interest blablablab. Or, others just have bad choreography to go along
with the music. Either case, ANY case with any piece when beautiful music suffers such
an indignity such as bad choreography or whatever the case may be :mad: I want to
blacklist the music choice for everyone.

Fallcolor
07-24-2010, 12:37 AM
How can you not like these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BxsSkL4ooU
) dances (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pytv2NLgfTY)? :D

:rofl: thanks for bringing that up. funny how i still remember it so vividly since the first time i watched it. i thought it was one of the more artistic FD's of that season.

piano18
07-24-2010, 01:51 AM
Overused in the 90s and can tend toward the schmaltzy (sorry Jun ;) ) but usually successful if you like that kind of thing.

I did like the music cuts in this version (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7o3CAnYC94).



How can you not like these (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BxsSkL4ooU
) dances (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pytv2NLgfTY)? :D

What hilarity! Awesome!

BmcC102
07-24-2010, 06:34 PM
The true original is a Gregorian chant "Dies Irae" that was used in various forms by hundreds of composers before Liszt utilized it.

Triple Butz, you just blew my mind; I just wrote a grad school Music History paper about the use of "Dies Irae" in Berlioz's Symphonie fantastic. Are you also a music teacher or something???

I agree that some original Lizst music would be nice. There is SO much music out there that would work very well for skating, but we never seem to hear it.

GoldenMichelle
07-25-2010, 12:14 AM
Moonlight Sonata