2013-14 Program Music & Choreographer news & info known to date

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by Sylvia, Apr 16, 2013.

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  1. The Accordion

    The Accordion Well-Known Member

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    I have only read that it will be "classic and elegant" but not the same as Mahler since they believe they are not the same skaters now as they were then. (Crosses fingers for a ballet)
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  2. Coco

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    Hmmmm...wouldn't Daphnis et Chloe be great?
  3. Zemgirl

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    Not, I assume, this kind of "classical and elegant"? :p
  4. lola10

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    Everyone who thinks that Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir's Carmen was too much, will always believe it. From the first moment I saw it, I thought it was great and something very different with a complete new perspective on an old piece of music and insanely difficult. From what I have read and heard from critics as well as commenters, I am not alone with this. Until the end of the season, it was called the most artistic program under the CoP. In the end, art is always two things: firstly, subjective and secondly, controversial. So, for me, Carmen was a complex, intricate masterpiece of art.

    Concerning Scheherazade: although, it is Rimski-Korsakow most famous composition because of the Arabic theme of One Thousand and One Nights, it is not my favourite of his. He is famous for using old folk tales as a basis for his music. Personally, I hoped for more from them and therefore, that it remains rumour. Scheherazade is dramatic with some tension and great harmonic, vivid orchestration, but it is not very complex overall. I am not against overusing music; they are used so often for reason.
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    Alexandra Paul/Mitchell Islam CAN

    SD: Music from the musical 'Crazy for You' by George and Ira Gershwin (apparently it will be a foxtrot and quickstep combo)

    FD: Music from the "W.E." soundtrack by Abel Korzeniowski

    Announced via Facebook:
    https://www.facebook.com/AlexandraPaulMitchellIslam
  6. The Accordion

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    According to David Wilson, Hanyu is going to skate to 'passionate and romantic' music from a movie soundtrack, for his free skate. He's going to skate it for the first time next week at Dreams on Ice in Japan.
  8. Simone411

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    I've often wondered why Carmen and Swan Lake is used so much - over and over again. It's like if one skater uses it, then other skaters just have to use it, too. It reminds me of the ending from the movie, Thelma and Louise ... "Hey Thelma!" "What, Louise!" "Let's go jump off a cliff!" "Okay, Louise! ... "Wheee! ... Thump!"

    Seriously, though. Just because one skater uses the music doesn't mean that all the other skaters have to use it over and over again. Sometimes, originality is better. :)
  9. zotza

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    I think that both belong to this kind of music that nobody can tell you that you had an ambiguous music choice.And they sound nice even to non experts,sometimes I've seen people watching a Swan Lake or Carmen program and being carried away by the music thinking that the actual skating is far more better than it really is.
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  10. Simone411

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    zotza, you do have a point there. I'm just thinking about all the other choices of beautiful music that could also be used.
  11. operagirl

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    Sonia Heinie used it. Isn't that enough?
  12. Moka-Ananas

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    I just think it's being used and used again just because it is indeed great music.
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    Hanyu said also his free program is storical and easy to express emotions in radio interview
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  14. nuge

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    It's not over used for ice dance.Now maybe if we were talking about The Feeling Begins :p
    I'm excited :)
  15. Sylvia

    Sylvia Whee, summer club comps!

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    Hannah Miller's new programs, choreographed by Daniil Barantsev, are "Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky (SP) & "Primavera" by Ludovico Einaudi (FS) - as posted in her blog today (6/23): http://hannahmiller1.wordpress.com
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  18. pani

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    This music was more used in pair skating (the last time this was Totmynina-Marinin and Zhangs). Plus single skaters like this muisc.
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    yes, Pang/Tong's SP: Nocturne from "Lady Caliph",Music by:Ennio Morricone ,performed by Yo-Yo Ma Choreographer: Nikolai Morozov

    FS: I dreamed a dream from “Les Misérables” ,Choreographer: David Wilson.
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  21. rosewood

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    Thank you, whispering!
  22. zotza

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    Yes,it's the one Berezhnaya/Sikharulidze used in 2002
  23. rosewood

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    Thanks, zotza. I love both of the musics. As a big fan of P/T I hooe Wilson and Morozov gave them nice programs(fingers crossed).;)

    Here is the video of Nocturne from "Lady Caliph" played by Yo-Yo Ma
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5NcJWkWdPE
  24. Jeschke

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    great 'la califfa' is chosen again. gorgeous piece of music; not used after johnny weir in 2010 as i remember.

    but i don't know if p/t do themselves any favor with this choice. the sp of b/s in 2002 was outstanding. i personally would like to see more fire in p/t's program, you have seen, that they could deliver this, like 2010 free skate. but great this music will be heard again, even if it's for my memory of gorgeous b/s :)
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    Owww I love that music and loved B/S's sp !
    I'm not bored by choice, P/T are totally different to BS, so can't wait to see this program too !
  26. Zemgirl

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    Was that when one of the judges decided it wasn't appropriate music for ice dance?

    I believe Donlan/Speroff skated to Nocturne from Lady Caliph last season.

    It's a beautiful score, so that's great, but why on earth would anyone allow Nikolai Morozov to come anywhere near it? :scream:
  27. julieann

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    Not exactly the most original choices :shuffle: and I wish they had got better choreographers. I would have liked to see them go out with a bang.
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  29. Marco

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    Who else had used those music recently?

    And they are probably not allowed to bang until after Sochi. :D
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    Any news on Osmond and music choices do this year? I assume Vipond will be doing choreography
  32. Jeschke

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    Doug Ledret's (sp?) Music taste is rivaled only by Tom Zakrajsek and Yao Bin. The three of them should get together.
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  34. TanithandBenFan

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  35. julieann

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    Why does it have to be recently to be overused or not original. Les Mis is this season's Black swan.
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    Jeremy Abbott and Yu Na Kim both skated to Les Miserables last season. I don't remember what sections Kim skated to (Abbott stuck with "Bring Him Home")
  37. rosewood

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    ;) My prediction is
    last season: Black Swan
    this season: Les Miserable
    next season: Anna Karenina
  38. Marco

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    Kim had a large chunk of On My Own and a little bit of everything else except for I Dreamed a Dream.

    No one skated to I Dreamed a Dream for a long time I don't think. Actually I don't remember anyone skating to it ever.

    Also, I don't remember anyone skating to La Califfa since B&S in 2002, i.e. 12 seasons ago. And before that I don't know who else skated to it.

    (but I don't watch a lot of skating prior to the 90s and don't watch dance)
  39. Zemgirl

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    Johnny Weir's 2010 LP was in part to Lady Caliph, and as I noted earlier, American pair Donlan/Speroff used it for their SP last season. Can't think of anyone else, though.
  40. Marco

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    Thanks Zemgirl. I only remember Weir having skated to Dr Zhivago, Rondo and the Swan. i.e. I only remember the good years.
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