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An eye exam but instead of lines of letters and numbers they show you American gymnasts and ask if they’re doing inbar stalders or toe-on stalders

March 29 in Music History

1484 Birth of composer Johann Spangenberg.

1616 Birth of composer Johann Erasmus Kindermann.

1697 Death of German composer and organist Nicolaus Bruhns.

1716 Antonio Vivaldi loses his job temporarily at Pieta because he spends too much time on operas.

1719 Birth of English music author Sir John Hawkins who wrote the first history of music.

1725 Birth of composer Joseph Franz Xaver Dominik Stalder.

1751 Birth of American singer and composer Supply Belcher.

1752 Birth of composer Edward Jones.

1795 Beethoven’s first public performance in Vienna, where he premieres either his First or Second Piano Concerto.

1806 FP of Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, second version, of the opera Fidelio at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna.

1827 Beethoven’s funeral in Vienna attended by Schubert, Hummel, Czerny and Kreutzer and other more than 10,000 people.

1836 FP of Richard Wagner’s opera Das Liebesverbot at the Stadttheater in Magdeburg. 

1859 Birth of French opera composer Herman Bemberg in Paris.

1862 Birth of American composer Carl Busch. 

1871 Inauguration of The Royal Albert Hall in London. Queen Victoria in attendance.

1874 FP of Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 3 in Eb, in Prague.

1878 Birth of American composer Albert Von Tilzer. 

1879 FP of Tchaikovsky’s opera Eugen Onegin at the Malïy Theater in Moscow.

1879 FP of Bedrich Smetana’s String Quartet in e minor. 

1880 Birth of Russian pianist Rosina Lhevinne, in Kiev.

1882 FP of the first symphony of 16-year-old composer Alexander Glazunov in St. Petersburg. Mili Balakirev conducting. 

1886 Birth of composer Gustaf Adolf Tiburtius Bengtsson.

1888 Death of French composer Charles-Henri Alkan, age 75, in Paris.

1890 Birth of Polish bass Robert Burg in Prague. 

1897 Birth of German tenor Fritz Göllnitz. 

1900 Birth of French bass-baritone Bernard-Henri Etcheverry in Bordeaux. 

1900 In Philadelphia, at the Academy of Music, Fritz Scheel conducts a concert with musicians who were to become The Fabulous Philadelphians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. 

1901 FP of Alexander Scriabin’s complete First Symphony in Moscow.

1902 Birth of English composer Sir William Turner Walton in Lancashire. 

1902 Birth of Italian opera conductor Mario Rossi in Rome. 

1906 Birth of English-born American organist E. Power Biggs in Westcliff. 

1911 Death of French composer Félix-Alexandre Guilmant. 

1911 FP of Chadwick’s Suite Symphonique. Philadelphia Orchestra, with the composer conducting.

1912 Birth of German bass Fritz Ollendorf in Darmstadt. 

1924 Death of Irish organist, conductor, composer Sir Charles Villers Stanford.

1928 Birth of composer Vaclav Felix.

1931 Birth of American soprano Gloria Davy in New Rochelle, NY.

1932 Birth of American tenor William Brown is born in Jackson, Mississippi.

1934 Birth of composer Ernstalbrecht Stiebler.

1935 Birth of Welsh bass Delme Bryn-Jones, Wales. 

1936 Birth of English composer Richard Rodney Bennett in Broadstairs, Kent. 

1937 Death of Polish composer Karol Szymanowski in Switzerland at age 55. 

1940 FP of Britten’s Violin Concerto, Op. 15. @nyphil  with soloist Antonio Brosa. 

1953 Birth of twin Turkish pianists Güher and Süher Pekinel.

1962 Birth of Swedish bass Urban Malberg in Stockholm.

1964 Birth of Greek guitarist and composer Apostolos Paraskevas in Volos, Greece.

1974 Birth of American composer Tom Schneller. 

1982 Death of german composer Carl Orff. 

2000 FP of Bright Sheng’s String Quartet No. 4. Shanghai String Quartet, in Richmond VA.

2001 Death of American pianist and composer John Lewis in NYC at age 80. 

2003 FP of Augusta Reed Thomas’ Canticle Weaving for trombone and orchestra. Ralph Sauer, trombone. Los Angeles Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond. in LA, CA.

2011 Death of English tenor Robert Tear.

  • y'all: russian bars are so boring
  • elena eremina: nabieva+pak+chow 1/2, inbar+inbar 1/2+piked jaeger, toe full+full twisting double back
  • anastasia ilyankova: shang, hindorff+pak+maloney+free hip 1/2+ezhova, van leeuwen, toe full+full twisting double back
  • ulyana perebinosova: tweddle+ezhova, maloney+stalder full, tkatchev+pak, van leeuwen, full twisting double back

anonymous asked:

i'm new to gymnastics so this is probably a dumb question but what is the difference between a van leeuwen and a komova ii? they look the same to me. unless i'm looking at the wrong skills and they're completely different lol.

So the Van Leeuwen and Komova II are both shaposh-style skills, which are a family of backward transitions with flight from the low bar to the high bar. This is the original, named after Natalia Shaposhnikova:

In the GIF Dominique Dawes flies backwards from the low bar to the high bar.

If you add a half twist to this, you get a Khorkina:

This is very similar to a van leeuwen, but there’s one small difference - the circling element used to complete the skill. See how Khorkina’s hips swing around the bar before she flies to the high bar? That’s called a clear hip circle. If instead she put her toes on the bar (i.e. did a “toe on”) and then flew from low to high bar with a half twist, she’d have done a van leeuwen:

A Van Leeuwen without the half twist is called a Maloney.

An inbar stalder is the hardest of the circling elements - to perform it, a gymnast swings with their feet in between them and the bar. Basically it’s like doing a toe on but bringing your feet in closer so they clear the bar. A van leeuwen with an inbar stalder approach instead of a toe-on (i.e. an inbar stalder with flight with half turn to high bar) is called a Komova:

Without the half twist, it’s a Komova II:

GIFs courtesy of Wikia (x).

D241   /   Shérif Jacques   /   47 ans   /   Prévôtois   /   Shérif de la braderie Prévôtoise et Fiduciaire

Un évènement hors norme se déroule à Moutier ce weekend : la braderie prévôtoise ! Je n’y avais plus mis les pieds depuis 4 ans. Pour fêter l’occasion, j’interviewe le président de l’événement, j’ai nommé le Shérif Jacques. Je le trouve attablé avec son comité, dégustant un steak de cheval.

Le thème de 2015 est le Far West. « Le but de la braderie est que les gamins aient la banane » résume Jacques. « Nous nous investissons à 110% pour rendre tout le monde heureux. Seuls deux facteurs sont imprévisibles : les bagarres et la météo. Jusqu’à présent, il n’y a pas eu de bagarre et la météo est magnifique. On peut parler d’un bon cru ! » ajoute-t-il. Cela fait 10 ans qu’il participe à l’organisation de cette braderie.

Il est né ici et a fait un apprentissage d’employé de commerce à Delémont. Il est ensuite parti trois ans et demi à Zurich, puis à Bâle, apprendre le Suisse allemand. Ses collègues m’apprennent de nombreux ragots à son sujet et nous perdons le fil rouge de l’interview. On nous apporte du vin rouge ; tout va pour le mieux. En riant, Jacques me propose d’aller faire l’interview ailleurs, puis enchaîne.

En revenant à Moutier, il a trouvé un emploi dans l’une des quatre fiduciaires à Moutier, chez René Brand. Lorsqu’il a eu 27 ans, grâce à l’aide financière de sa famille, Jacques a repris la boîte.

Lorsqu’en 2005, alors qu’il était membre de la commission économique de la braderie, Jacques s’est rendu compte que l’envie des anciens organisateurs commençait à s’essouffler, il a repris les rênes de l’événement. Il a gardé les principes de base : ne pas privatiser la braderie et ne pas lui donner un but lucratif, mais maintenir le bénévolat et vouloir simplement rendre les gens heureux. « Le plus important, c’est d’être bien entouré » souligne-t-il. « Ce matin, en conférence de presse, j’ai annoncé que la configuration du comité n’allait pas changer l’année prochaine. Je n’ai demandé l’avis de personne ; ils n’ont pas le choix » m’apprend-il en riant. Ses amis à table semblent parfaitement accepter cette nouvelle.

Je lui demande quelle est la plus belle expérience qu’il a vécu dans le cadre de la braderie. « De voir 3500 personnes venir ici pour observer des vaches qui broutaient de l’herbe » me répond-il. « Ça c’était le top ! Réussir à faire déplacer autant de monde pour cela, c’était hors norme ! » Je rappelle pour ceux qui n’y étaient pas qu’il devait y avoir un combat de reines, mais que les bêtes avaient refusé de se battre.  

Le pire est arrivé il y a deux ans, « lorsqu’un abruti a donné des coups de couteaux sans raison. C’était horrible et incompréhensible » se souvient Jacques.

Aux lecteurs, il conseille d’être toujours positif et souriant et de regarder vers l’avant.

Gymnasts from the same era who don’t try to stop bills that protect gymnasts from sexual abuse and have medals from competitions that weren’t boycotted

Olga Mostepanova performing one of the best beam routines of all time at the 1984 Alternate Games where she became the only gymnast to ever have a perfect 40 all around competition. At the Alternate Games, she won team, all around, vault, beam, and floor gold. She would have made that other gymnast irrelevant if the boycott didn’t happen. She has 5 world medals (3 gold, 2 silver).

While most gym fans acknowledge that Mostepanova and the Soviets would have swept the floor with that other gymnast, Hana Ricna gets very little recognition. She came in 2nd to Mostepanova at the 1984 Alternate Games and was the first to do the stalder tkatchev on uneven bars, which is still a very popular skill today. She had one of the most difficult uneven bars sets at the time because she did 3 major releases: her eponymous skill, “the Ricna” (E), the Deltchev (D), and the Comaneci (E). She has 2 world medals (1 silver, 1 bronze).

Ma Yanhong’s 1984 uneven bars gold is the only title from 1984 that I‘m 100% sure would have still happened even if there was no boycott. My favorite routine from her is that one she did at 1981 Worlds. She did a jump full turn to the low bar mount, clear hip 1/1, hecht ½, and her famous F rated dismount. Sadly, she was robbed here and only given a 9.9, so she came in 2nd to Maxi Gnauck who was given a perfect 10 despite having a less difficult routine and a hop on the dismount. She has 3 world medals (1 gold, 2 silver).

Maxi Gnauck is known for her uneven bar work, but she was also a great all arounder and floor worker. In 1979 and 1980, she was able to do a tucked full in and triple twist on the floor with no springs. At the 1984 Alternate Games, she came third in the all around and won bars and floor. Springs were added to the floor by then and she did the best piked full in and triple twist in that era. She has 9 world medals (5 gold, 1 silver, 3 bronze). She also has 4 medals (1 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze) from the 1980 Olympics, which were also boycotted, but the countries that boycotted wouldn’t have really made a difference in any of the results in that games except for maybe on uneven bars.

Natalia Yurchenko’s vault entry is probably the most innovative skill to ever happen in gymnastics. For decades now, almost every top gymnast has done a yurchenko style vault. She won the team and all around gold at the 1983 World Championships, but suffered an injury in vault finals that took her out of the rest of the championships. She came back from the injury to win the team and vault gold, as well as the uneven bars silver at the 1984 Alternate Games. She also made the 1985 Soviet team that won gold at Worlds. Other notable skills she did were her tkatchev + deltchev combination on uneven bars and loso mount and yurchenko loop on beam.

Tumblr only allows you to embed 5 videos, but special shout outs to baby Elena Shushunova who won the all around bronze at the 1984 Alternate Games and then went on to have one of the greatest careers ever in 1985-1988 and Julianne Mcnamara, the American gymnast that actually has a medal from a non boycotted competition with her 1981 uneven bars bronze.

And of course shout out to Ecaterina Szabo who won 4 gold medals and actually beat that other gymnast in the all around final in 1984. Sadly, there was no new life and she fell on uneven bars in the team optionals, so the score carried over and she lost by 0.05. She has 10 world medals (2 gold, 6 silver, 2 bronze).

anonymous asked:

If you don't mind me asking, how do connection values work? Like is there .1 difficulty added for each connected skill? Thanks, and sorry for the silly question!

Connection values (CV) of either .1 or .2 can be awarded to two skills connected, and how much CV depends on both the type of skill(s) and their difficulty.

On bars, D+D is generally worth 0.1. This goes for most combinations of transitions, pirouettes, and combinations of release+transition (where the release must come first) and pirouette+release (this time release must go last).

For example, a stalder 1/1(D) connected to a Maloney(D) would get 0.1 CV. Similarly, a stalder 1/1(D) connected to a tkatchev(D) would get 0.1 CV. This doesn’t change even if the pirouette or transition (or both) are of E value - it’s still just 0.1. So, an inbar 1/1(E) + komova II(E) is only worth 0.1.

HOWEVER, if both D elements are release moves, it’s worth 0.2. So, a tkatchev(D)+geinger(D) is worth 0.2, for example. Or a Markelov(D)+Geinger(D), like Beth Tweddle did. So, obviously, Beth Tweddle’s famous Ono(E)+Markelov(D)+Geinger(D) combo was worth 0.3 - 0.1 for the Ono+Markelov, 0.2 for the Markelov+Geinger.

If you connect two transitions together and they’re both worth D you get 0.1. So, a Maloney(D)+Pak(D) is worth 0.1. If one (or both) of the transitions is worth E, then the transition combination is worth 0.2. So, a Komova II(E)+Pak(D) is worth 0.2, as is a Pak(D)+Van Leeuwen(E). HOWEVER, a transition from LB to HB of D value can be connected to a pirouette of C value or release of D value for 0.2. So, Maloney(D)+Tkatchev(D) is worth 0.2 even though it’s only D+D, and Maloney(D)+uprise 1/1© is worth 0.2 even though it’s only D+C.

As far as release+transition from HB to LB combos, it’s .1 for D+D and .2 for more difficult than that. So tkatchev(D)+Pak(D) is 0.1, and Piked tkatchev(E)+pak(D) is 0.2.

A rarely used but valuable combination is a flight element+element of at least C value on the high bar. An example of this is Ksenia Semanova’s tkatchev(D)+giant full©. It’s worth .2, but it’s really rare.

On beam, acrobatic connections are as follows:

-C+C is 0.1CV (example: LOSO+LOSO)

-B+E is 0.1CV (example: BHS+layout)

-C(or more)+D (rebounding) is 0.2CV (example: side aerial+LOSO)

-B+D is 0.2CV (must be forward) (example: FHS+front tuck)

-B+F is 0.2CV (example: BHS+tuck full)

-B+F (dismount) is 0.2 CV (example RO+triple twist)

and dance connections:

-C+C is 0.1 (example: switch leap+switch side)

-A+C (both turns) is 0.1

-D+D is 0.2 (example: switch ring+yang bo)

and mixed connections:

-D(acro)+B(dance) is 0.1 (example: front aerial+split jump)

-D(acro)+A(scale) is 0.1

-D(acro)+D(dance) is 0.2 (example: front aerial+yang bo)

There’s also a series bonus of .1 that’s awarded to any combination of B+B+C in any order (including dismounts)

Floor is pretty straightforward. There are indirect acrobatic connections

-B/C+D = 0.1

-A+A+D = 0.1

-C+E = 0.2

-D+D = 0.2

-A+A+E = 0.2

and direct connections:

-A+E = 0.1

-C+C = 0.1

-D+B = 0.1

-A+E = 0.2

-C+D = 0.2

and mixed connections:

-D(salto)+B(dance) = 0.1

-E(salto)+A(dance) = 0.1

and turn connections:

-D+B = 0.1.

Gymnastics Shorthand Guide: Bars, Part II

Whew, it’s been a long time coming! Semester is finally over, and now I can focus on the important things in life, like learning a form of shorthand that I’ll probably never use, and sharing it with you all.  I’m going to try commit to one installment per week.

If you need to brush up on your basics, check out vault and bars, part I.

So, you know about the basic bars shapes.  Let’s talk about release moves.  There are two types: single-bar and transitions, which are…exactly what they sound like.  I’ll write about single-bar releases today.

The three most common single-bar release skills are Tkachevs, Jaegers, and Giengers.  The Tkachev is the easiest to write:

You remember that the “U” means giant; the part that means “Tkachev” is the arrow coming off it.  This makes sense, because a Tkachev is a counterswing over the bar, sort of going backwards.  If you look at it from side on, the arrow shows the direction the gymnast flies.

Of course, there are a huge number of variations of Tkachevs – there’ve been some great gifsets floating around lately.  You can do them piked:

Or with a half turn:

And from a clear hip, a toe-on, a stalder, or an inbar:

Okay, now let’s talk about Jaegers.  The Jaeger always starts from a front giant.  It looks like this:

Recall the upside-down “U” is a front giant. The curly thingy that comes after it means “Jaeger” – the upside-down loop is a front salto, just like the upside-down U is a front giant.  Remember that this applies across all apparatus.  So, a Jaeger is a front giant, followed by one front salto (well, it’s more like a half salto, but we’ll let it slide) – it’s a good explanation of the actual skill.  The ^ means straddled.  If you do a piked Jaeger, draw a “v” instead, and if it’s laid-out, make the end of the salto curl long:

Jaegers are pretty easy, because there aren’t many common variations.

Okay, now for the Gienger:

Don’t panic! Everyone stay calm.  Let’s break this down. Giant (“U”) – backward salto (loop) – half turn (E with the line through it).  They’re all symbols we’ve seen before! So a Gienger is a giant, to a backward salto with a half turn. Incidentally, a Deltchev, which is a giant with a half turn into a forward salto, is written like this:

So, there you go! That’s how to write the most common gymnastics release moves.

In the next part, I’ll go into transition moves.

Hope you enjoyed! And if you have any questions, please drop an ask in my inbox or send me a message 😊.

Best Romanian Uneven Bars Routines Since Their Decline on the Event in the 90s

In the 70s and 80s, the Romanians had many great bar workers like Nadia Comaneci, Teodora Ungureanu, Emilia Eberle, Ecaterina Szabo, Lavinia Agache, Aurelia Dobre, and Daniela Silivas. However, after Belu and Bitang took over in the 90s most Romanian gymnasts were powerful tumblers and consistent all arounders, but weak bar workers. IMO these are the best Romanian bar workers since then.

Oana Petrovschi was the 2002 World silver medalist on bars. She had a really nice layout gienger and Fabrichnova. I chose her routine from semi finals over the final because she didn’t catch close and have a dead hang on her toe on shoot. Plus she stuck her Fabrichnova :D

Daniela Sofronie was by far the best bar worker on the 2004 Romanian Olympic team. She had a lovely 1.5 stalder + jaeger and ezhova. She also made event finals.

Steliana Nistor had a huge 7.3 d score in 2008 and scored 16.15 in the 2008 Olympic team final. Her routine would still be worth a lot in the next COPs (6.4 in the 2009-2012 COP, 6.3 in the 2013-2016 COP, and 5.8 in the 2017-2020 COP).

Ana Porgras was the last Romanian medalist on bars at the Worlds or Olympics with her bronze medal in 2009. Though I think the routine she did at Romanian Nationals is better than her routines at Worlds because she doesn’t finish the inbar 1/1 super late like she usually does. She did some very rare skills for Romanians on bars like the ono (not in this routine but it was in her 2011 euros routine), inbar, and inbar 1/1.

This is Larisa’s best bar routine of all time imo. Shout out to the Japanese coverage for being the only ones to show this routine. It has a 6.3 d score and combos like her stalder 1/1 + van leeuwen and church + pak. She even scored higher than Simone and Kyla on bars that day.

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Giada Grisetti, UB, Massilia 2017 (14.000)

The tkachev still needs work, but the first part is one huge connection (inbar full to maloney to bail to stalder full to stalder to shootover) and the inbar half to endo to double front looks way smoother! Nice job!

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Olga Astafyeva (2004) training Maloney+inbar stalder!

anonymous asked:

if you could change the code, which skills on beam, bars and floor would be decrease or increase in value?

Beam - Sheep jump would be a D, every split jump skill would go down a letter (split jump A, split jump half B, etc.), the Grigoras would be put back in the code and given an F, front pikes and any skill requiring a ring position would be devalued more easily, double front dismount would be a G

Bars - piked jeager a D, Li Ya release an F, laid out jeager an E, get rid of the cap on releases and transitions and make the Komova I, Seitz, and Bhardwaj all F skills and the endo full in L grip an F, potentially downgrade the full in dismount to a C since there’s no D dismount requirement anymore and full-ins are SO common (even in NCAA) and too many routines use the stalder/toe on full+full in for an extra .1 in CV.

Floor - DOUBLE DOUBLE A G, more strict on crediting FTDLOs, front 2.5 twist an F, back 3.5 twist a G, back double tuck a C, front double pike a G