Ah, the Olympics! I follow figure skating because I love the beauty of the skaters’ physical and psychological journey.
Skaters are learning even as they step on the Olympic ice; we never know if they’ll nail the jumps, but we’re coming along for the journey. Plus, who doesn’t like a mash of music, passion, and risk of death-slash-broken-bones?
Here’s some of the best ice skating music from the Olympics. I won’t lie, some of these music titles are delightful.
Clocks by Two Cellos
Skated by Peter Liebers
Nocturne in E flat by Chopin
Skated by Mao Asada
Ave Maria by Schubert
Skated by Carolina Kostner: She might as well be a ballerina on ice!
Sonatina for Violin in C Sharp Minor
Skated by Daisuke Takahashi
Exogenesis Symphony #3 by Muse
Skated by Jeremy Abbott
Under the Moon, Happy, La Vie en Rose
Skated by Florent Amodio: What a cute costume.
Romeo and Juliet by Nino Rota
Skated by Yuzuru Hanyu
Elegie in E flat Minor by Rachmaninoff
Skated by Patrick Chan: He is dancing in the beginning, I tell you. Dancing.
Here are more beautifully icy piano solos for the cooler days– my house is getting snowed on again.
What are your favourite Olympic events?