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    Gershwin on ice

    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?
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    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
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    Concerto in F: Yu-Na Kim (2010 Olympic FS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by acraven View Post
    Concerto in F: Yu-Na Kim (2010 Olympic FS)
    I completely forgot this. Thanks for the reminder.

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

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    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
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by falling_dance View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash01 View Post
    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.
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    Didn't Susanna Pöykiö skate to one of his piano concerts? Can't recall which year...

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    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

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    I thought it would be Phantom of the Opera

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    This wasn't the page I was referring to, but this webpage 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. 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.

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