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John 3 17
07-29-2010, 11:21 AM
For the most part, if I love the music, a program using it works for me. I was going to say that Turandot always works, but then I remembered that I was completely unmoved by Kimmie's version everytime...:shuffle: Otherwise, though, I always love the routine.

Rota's R & J... so far, no matter who skates to it, even if more than one skater uses it in a season, I always enjoy it. I loved a few seasons ago when McBru used it (and I think someone else did, too that season) & someone else used the Tchaikovsky version. I was thrilled :D

Phantom of the Opera, again I can't think of a time when I didn't enjoy the program.

Good topic! I wouldn't be surprised if some skaters' reading this might take some suggestions, lol!

PS Thought of more: any Rachmoninoff and Polavetsian Dances (sp??).

-Bridget

orientalplane
07-29-2010, 01:58 PM
FPhantom of the Opera, again I can't think of a time when I didn't enjoy the program.


I can't think of a time when I did enjoy the programme.... :lol:

RFOS
07-29-2010, 03:01 PM
I can't think of a time when I did enjoy the programme.... :lol:

Did you see Takahashi's 2006-07 long program (judging by your signature, you might like that one :saint: )?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisuke_Takahashi

orientalplane
07-29-2010, 03:35 PM
Did you see Takahashi's 2006-07 long program (judging by your signature, you might like that one :saint: )?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daisuke_Takahashi

I must have erased it from my memory. ;)

viennese
07-29-2010, 06:56 PM
"Harlem Nocturne" - smokin' hot. Guaranteed to make the audience like you.

John 3 17
07-30-2010, 10:10 AM
I meant to add "anything Puccini" (with the caveat of the aforementioned Meissner program). I wish "Madame Butterfly" was used even more often! The aria from that is my fave, fave, fave!

-Bridget :)

gkelly
07-30-2010, 03:07 PM
For the most part, if I love the music, a program using it works for me.

I wouldn't say that for myself. I would say that if I love the music, at least I will enjoy some part of the experience of watching and listening to it, even if the skater doesn't make it work for him/her.

And then there's Don Quixote, which often works for the skaters because it's often used by skaters who were inspired by how well John Curry made it work for him and try to follow in his footsteps . . . er, tracings.

But I find the music really hackneyed . . . although easy to phrase movement to, because it was designed to be danced to.

pollyanna
07-30-2010, 03:19 PM
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).

Can't believe you didn't mention this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxBF_k_o7w0&feature=related ;)

Triple Butz
07-30-2010, 10:50 PM
I meant to add "anything Puccini" (with the caveat of the aforementioned Meissner program). I wish "Madame Butterfly" was used even more often! The aria from that is my fave, fave, fave!

-Bridget :)

LOL, "the" aria?????

kwanfan1818
07-31-2010, 03:05 AM
Carmen. :P
"Carmen" may be the most indestructible score ever written.

Bostonfan
08-02-2010, 01:37 AM
Hey, and don't forget Tone Loc's "Wild Thing." That's always a sure bet. ;)

It's even more fabulous when paired with "Send in the Clowns". Ah Tonya...good times, good times.

gkelly
08-02-2010, 08:05 PM
Oh, I just thought of another piece that I always enjoy: Danse Macabre.

Some of the programs are more macabre than others.

caseyedwards
08-02-2010, 08:05 PM
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