PDA

View Full Version : Gershwin on ice



Vash01
10-15-2012, 06:49 AM
George Gershwin is one of the most popular composers in figure skating, and some of the greatest programs have been skated to his music.

The man I love: Gordeeva-Grinkov (pro 1995)

Rhapsody in Blue: Ilia Kulik (98 Oly LP)

Funny Face: Virtue & Moir (2012)

An American in Paris: Tim Goebel (not sure of the year), Ilia Kulik (1995 LP)

Summertime: Annenko & Sretenski (pro), Katarina Witt (pro), Engi & Toth (part of FD in 1988)

Porgy & Bess: G&G (pro)

I got rhythm: G&G (pro)

Any other skates to Gershwin?

lulu
10-15-2012, 07:09 AM
I'm thinking Marina Zueva had a thing for Gershwin's music. ;)

In addition to G&G's three Gershwin numbers and V&M's Gershwin free dance, as a solo performer, Katia Gordeeva had a great number to Gershwin's Three Preludes

Usova & Zhulin skated to Summertime for their 1991 OD

acraven
10-15-2012, 07:33 AM
Concerto in F: Yu-Na Kim (2010 Olympic FS)

Vash01
10-15-2012, 07:48 AM
Concerto in F: Yu-Na Kim (2010 Olympic FS)

I completely forgot this. Thanks for the reminder.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uLhN1jH6uo

falling_dance
10-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Concerto in F: Underhill/Martini's FS in 1984, Michelle Kwan's FS in 1992, Emily Hughes' SP in 2006, Lysacek's FS in 2009 (along with Rhapsody in Blue and The Man I Love)

Summertime: Rochette's SP in 2009

Rhapsody in Blue: Zawadzki's FS last season

An American in Paris: Chouinard's FS in 1994 and Brezina's FS in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons

Zemgirl
10-15-2012, 10:53 AM
Kiira Korpi skated to I Got Rhythm last year.

Yannick Ponsero's 2008-9 and 2009-10 LP included a section from Summertime.

Takahiko Kozuka skated to Concerto in F in his junior days.

essence_of_soy
10-15-2012, 12:58 PM
Amelie Lacoste is skating to Gershin for her free skate this season.

It's a lovely program, but a complete rip - off of Joannie Rochette's look and style.

Vash01
10-15-2012, 05:45 PM
Concerto in F: Underhill/Martini's FS in 1984, Michelle Kwan's FS in 1992, Emily Hughes' SP in 2006, Lysacek's FS in 2009 (along with Rhapsody in Blue and The Man I Love)Summertime: Rochette's SP in 2009

Rhapsody in Blue: Zawadzki's FS last season

An American in Paris: Chouinard's FS in 1994 and Brezina's FS in the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons

Evan used 'The man I love' in his LP? I will have to watch it again. If I were a skater, I would not touch that music. I know anyone can skate to any music, but TMIL is too G&G for me, and I don't want to see anyone else use it in the next 20 years at least.

I remember Josee's FS in 94 (she got a raw deal that time because of Tonya's shoe laces), and Agnes's LP last year.

l'etoile
10-15-2012, 06:26 PM
Concerto in F: Underhill/Martini's FS in 1984

Funny thing is, the choreographer of the program, Sandra Bezic, suggested herself Concerto in F to David Wilson for Yuna's olympic free program. David revealed this right after Vancouver, and he also said that he was utterly struck and moved by her suggestion because "for [him], Paul and Barbara's this program is untouchable, stored in [his] heart's special place," and Sandra was his mentor.

Interesting connection, right? And kudos to Sandra for making another Gershwin masterpiece on ice possible:respec:

falling_dance
10-16-2012, 04:28 AM
Evan used 'The man I love' in his LP? I will have to watch it again.

It can be heard from ~0:30-1:05 into the program.

SmallFairy
10-16-2012, 06:11 PM
Didn't Susanna Pöykiö skate to one of his piano concerts? Can't recall which year...

lulu
10-19-2012, 02:43 AM
I can't find the site right now, and it may not even be active, but I remember reading on a skating music site that "Porgy & Bess" was the most used musical in skating

Vash01
10-19-2012, 04:52 AM
I thought it would be Phantom of the Opera

lulu
10-19-2012, 05:04 AM
This wasn't the page I was referring to, but this webpage (http://homepage3.nifty.com/skatemusic/Soundtrack.htm)on skating music lists 7 routines skated to Porgy & Bess and 4 routines to ALW's Phantom of the Opera. However, the page was last updated in 1998, so POTO might be the current leader. :)

ETA: Anyway, looking at the list, I was completely wrong. :drama: While Porgy & Bess has been skated to more than Phantom of the Opera, the far and away leader is West Side Story, with 26 routines.