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    Skating to Kitaro

    It seems everyone in the 90s had at least some Yanni in their programs, but how about New Age legend Kitaro?

    Here's a few great programs:

    Maria Butyrskaya 1994 free skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POcVjSr9W9U (love the head roll)

    Hanae Yokoya 1996 free skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Gy-Nzjuxx4 (undermarked, great arms in the step sequence, as mentioned in another thread)

    Yuka Sato pro program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B210WOVATE (my favorite Yuka pro program)

    Even the beginning of Lu Chen's 1995 free skate is Kitaro, I believe:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzUzMOdtqNg

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    Wow! I liked Kitaro's music. But I didn't remember that these skaters made a program to his music..

    Lu Chen's music sounds like Chinese music...

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    Alexander Uspenski had a Kitaro long program in 2005/2006: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McMluDm6JNE
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    Soong Sisters is one of my favorite FS from Shen & Zhao. I always regretted that they couldn't skate it at Worlds.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmO57jZt1es

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    Quote Originally Posted by lala View Post
    Lu Chen's music sounds like Chinese music...
    The opening music is from the Heaven and Earth soundtrack by Kitaro. Even though that was her "Last Emperor" program, only about 2 minutes of her music were actually from that score, the rest of it (besides Kitaro) came from Prokofiev ballets (Romeo and Juliet and The Tale of the Stone Flower). I thought it was impressive that that odd mashup of music actually worked pretty nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zigzig View Post
    The opening music is from the Heaven and Earth soundtrack by Kitaro. Even though that was her "Last Emperor" program, only about 2 minutes of her music were actually from that score, the rest of it (besides Kitaro) came from Prokofiev ballets (Romeo and Juliet and The Tale of the Stone Flower). I thought it was impressive that that odd mashup of music actually worked pretty nicely.
    thank you

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    The Heaven and Earth soundtrack is actually based on traditional Vietnamese music. That Guzheng-sounding harp instrument that you hear at the beginning of Lu Chen's program is actually a Vietnamese dan tranh

    I thought the soundtrack was a bit heavy handed for the film, but by itself it's stunning

    I'm a BIG fan of Kitaro
    Last edited by iarispiralllyof; 05-13-2014 at 07:47 AM.

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    I like Yokoya's music and program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zigzig View Post
    The opening music is from the Heaven and Earth soundtrack by Kitaro. Even though that was her "Last Emperor" program, only about 2 minutes of her music were actually from that score, the rest of it (besides Kitaro) came from Prokofiev ballets (Romeo and Juliet and The Tale of the Stone Flower). I thought it was impressive that that odd mashup of music actually worked pretty nicely.
    I wondered where the last two pieces came from! Thanks for the intel.

    I love the music from The Last Emperor and wish more skaters would use it. I have to admit Lu Chen's program was cut together very nicely.

    Quote Originally Posted by darya_russian View Post
    Soong Sisters is one of my favorite FS from Shen & Zhao. I always regretted that they couldn't skate it at Worlds.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmO57jZt1es
    I loved this program. Thanks for linking it!
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    IIRC Ina and Dungjen used a Kitaro piece for their Olympic SP.

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    Sarah Meier 2007 LP

    Including Kikujiro's OST

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLtVBfEs3gY#t=1386

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    Apparently Hanae's SP from the year before was Kitaro, too.

    Maybe it was so successful she decided to make it a free skate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEBT9OLY3sE

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