I'm partial to this program.
Mao Asada- Nocturn: worlds 2007 & SA 2006 SP
Shizuka Arakawa- 2006 Oly SP: Fantaisie Impromptu
Belbin-Agosto: 2008 worlds FD
Yagudin- Revolutionary Etude: 2001 worlds SP
Kristi Yamaguchi- Fantaisie Impromptu (Pro)
Mao Asada- Ballad #1- 2011 Exhibition
Protopopovs 1985 Pro technicalL Nocturn
More YT links:
Belbin-Agosto worlds 2008 FD:
Shizuka Arakawa 2006 Oly SP (Fantaisie Impromptu):
Takahiko Kozuka 2006 Trophee Eric Bompard:
Last edited by Vash01; 10-01-2011 at 06:31 AM.
Later I heard rumors that she was burned out because of parental push, and finally she quit. I don't know the details.
I am digressing here, but we have seen so many skaters show great promise as junior skaters, but disappear as senior skaters. That's why I am not so sure about the Russian babies. I don't know how many of them will make it in the senior ranks, and it's not just puberty I am talking about.
Back to the thread- it seems there are just a handful of pieces by Chopin that skaters have skated to. I think someone has skated to Nocturne in C minor (used in the movie The Pianist), but can't remember who it was.
I feel that Chopin's music is so unique that only a handful of skaters can do justice to it, and it seems to suit Mao Asada really well. Actually she seems to perform her best when she skates to Chopin.
~I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.~ (Charles R. Swindoll)