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    Adam Rippon reveals his new program music

    Rippon reveals his new program music in this article published today: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news

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    Interesting that he was initially presented with Prokofiev's R&J, but he ended up preferring Tchaikovsky's R&J instead. I'm the opposite as I'm a bigger fan of Prokofiev's version. Regardless, the program sounds great and I'm very excited to see it!

    As for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2, I'm right in line with Adam's love for that piece of music. I too could listen to it over & over. Hopefully he'll be able to present a program that's equally as beautiful as Lu Chen's incredible 1996 free skate to the same piece of music.

    "It's a piece I love, and if I could only listen to one piece of music for the rest of my life I would never get sick of this piece," he said.

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    Russian classical music continues to inspire athletes ...

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    I wish he were using Prokofiev's version of Romeo and Juliet instead, but I'm so excited to see his new programs anyway. I love that he's really focused on developing as a skater, both athletically and artistically. Can't wait to see what he does this season.

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    not the most original choices but I'm excited to see him this season, he is cute and semes to be hardworker. Like Rock said, its really cool that is very focus on improve and get more mature. good luck Adam

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    I just hope his programs this year will allow the audience to see a more dynamic Rippon. The LP last season was ZZzzzzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by orbitz View Post
    I just hope his programs this year will allow the audience to see a more dynamic Rippon. The LP last season was ZZzzzzz.
    Yeah, I didn't love the long program last year, although it definitely grew on me as the season went on (probably because he started skating it better). But I love Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 and will never tire of it, so I'm excited to see Rippon's new program. I really like his overall attitude, he really seems like a determined and hardworking kid.

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    If he skates this beautifully to music he didn't pick himself, I can't wait to see how beautifully he skates to his very favorite piece!

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    Am I the only person who liked last year's LP?

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    Quote Originally Posted by care bear View Post
    Am I the only person who liked last year's LP?
    I really got to know the music and I really liked his long program. It was a very avant garde music selection last year with a degree of dissonance, but the more I listened to it and watched the choreography, the more I liked it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockTheTassel View Post
    I wish he were using Prokofiev's version of Romeo and Juliet instead, but I'm so excited to see his new programs anyway. I love that he's really focused on developing as a skater, both athletically and artistically. Can't wait to see what he does this season.
    I just went out and relistened to the Prokofiev version. I think that it is far too pedantic and deliberate and might not suit Adam and the way that he skates. The Tchaikovsky IMO is far more lyrical and suits him better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sk9tingfan View Post
    I really got to know the music and I really liked his long program. It was a very avant garde music selection last year with a degree of dissonance, but the more I listened to it and watched the choreography, the more I liked it.
    I agree. At first I didn't love it, but the performance at 4CC was so pretty and the music seemed just perfect for him. I hope Adam has a great season, I really love his skating
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    Quote Originally Posted by care bear View Post
    Am I the only person who liked last year's LP?
    No, I loved it, and the Barber Violin Concerto is among my favorite concertos.
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    I think I prefer more contrasting and melodic choices for Rippon. I positively hate his programs last season.

    Can't wait to see which cuts he is using and how the programs will look!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwanfan1818 View Post
    No, I loved it, and the Barber Violin Concerto is among my favorite concertos.
    Ditto. It was so refreshing to watch a program and not hear an old warhorse or movie muzak. This year's choices are a little safe IMO, but at least it's NOT Carmen!!!

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    So, the music choices are not unusual. In this ( rare) particular case I don't care, as I think Adam has enough sincerity and originality to make the classics come alive. I would be looking forward to his new programs regardless of his choices. I am actually kind of excited about Rach 2nd. As overused as it is, it is a great piece of music, and if Adam approaches it with fresh ears, the program can be a classic for ages. Adam has a great ability to listen to music and project romanticism, so I am hopeful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    I think I prefer more contrasting and melodic choices for Rippon. I positively hate his programs last season.

    Can't wait to see which cuts he is using and how the programs will look!
    LOL, I am completely the opposite. In recently re- watched Adam's performances at Worlds and once again was struck by how fluid, musical and sincere he is. I loved both his SP and LP.
    I am also very glad Adam is partcipating in choreography. A lot of of creative skaters do, at one point or another.. I am glad he starts early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by care bear View Post
    Am I the only person who liked last year's LP?
    No. I loved it. Not an easy music, but he did it justice.

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    I didn't feel like I got anything from his LP last season. He was too busy to connect. I was thinking "you know there is an audience watching you!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dinakt View Post
    LOL, I am completely the opposite. In recently re- watched Adam's performances at Worlds and once again was struck by how fluid, musical and sincere he is. I loved both his SP and LP.
    He absolutely was fluid, musical and sincere but the way the music was cut didn't allow him to express himself.

    In terms of expression and interpretation I think I much prefer what he did with Send in the Clowns from the 2009 season.

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