WorldCat Identities

Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988

Overview
Works: 746 works in 1,156 publications in 5 languages and 9,142 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Television adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Television programs  Juvenile works  Operas  Pictorial works 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Dancer, Adapter, Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Librettist, Contributor, Speaker
Classifications: GV1790, 792.842
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Frederick Ashton
The tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

35 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of storyteller Beatrix Potter comes to life in this ballet through the magic of music and dance
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in German and English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recording of the opera by Johann Strauss
La Fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

40 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a village in the French countryside telling how Lise manages to win the hand of the man she loves despite her mother's determination to marry her off to another
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

11 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's classic ballet, filmed live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, July, 28 1980
The tales of Hoffmann a fantastic opera by Michael Powell( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart
Cinderella by Kultur International Films( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton's take on Perrault's the timeless fairy tale is captured live at the Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet in this performance starring Dame Margot Fonteyn in the title role. Originally telecast on April 19, 1957 on NBC, this particular incarnation of the Cinderella fable soon became a staple of the Royal Ballet's repertoire, and features Ashton himself in the role of one of the cruel and ugly stepsisters
The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Medieval German tale of a prince who falls in love with a beautiful maiden but is deceived into betrothing himself to her evil twin instead
An evening with the Royal Ballet( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents excerpts from the classical ballets Le Corsaire, La Valse, Aurora's wedding from Sleeping Beauty, and Les Sylphides
The dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Ashton's comical tale of fairies, mismatched lovers, and a mischievous sprite
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The acclaimed historic performance of Cinderella from 1969 featuring the memorable cast of Anthony Dowell, Antoinette Sibley, Frederick Ashton and Robert Helpmann"--Container box
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This version of Frederick Ashton's Sylvia has restored the splendour of its elegant and opulent three-act form for the 75th anniversary celebrations of The Royal Ballet. Taken from Greek mythology, it tells the story of Sylvia, loved by Aminta, abducted by Orion and eventually rescued by Eros
Ballet favourites( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Undine by Hans Werner Henze( Recording )

8 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine: Ballett in drei Akten von Frederick Ashton nach F. de la Motte-Fouqué
Ondine by Hans Werner Henze( Visual )

11 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ballet was recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, in June of 2009. The performers included Miyako Yoshida in the title role, along with Edward Watson, Genesia Rosato, Ricardo Cervera, and Gary Avis. The Royal Opera House Orchestra was conducted by Barry Wordsworth. A bonus includes: an illustrated synopsis, cast gallery, and a featurette
Great pas de deux( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
Natalia Markova's Swan lake( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Siegfried sees a swan on the lake who turns into the enchanted princess Odette. She can only be saved by the true love of another. This the Prince promises her, but he is tricked by a wicked magician who disguises his daughter as the swan-maiden. Siegfried and his love leap to their deaths thus destroying the evil power of the magician
Swan Lake ballet in 4 acts by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prince Siegfried sees a swan on the lake who turns into the enchanted princess Odette. She can only be saved by the true love of another. This the Prince promises her, but he is tricked by a wicked magician who disguises his daughter as the swan-maiden. Siegfried and his love leap to their death thus destroying the evil power of the magician
The art of Margot Fonteyn by Keith Money( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the dancer's day-to-day work with action photographs from 18 different ballets
La fille mal gardée , or, The wayward daughter by Ross McGibbon( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its triumphant premiere in January 1960, La Fille Mal Gardee has been esteemed as one of his happiest creations. This is a charming piece, elegantly performed, a village love affair set in the idyllic Constable landscape of Ashton's imagination
Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet 'The sleeping beauty'( Visual )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tchaikovsky's ballet, with Margot Fonteyn in the title role, presented on TV in color. Only a black-and-white kinescope of this production survives
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Ashton, Frederick.

Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988 Sir

Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988

Ashton, Frederick William Mallandaine

Languages
English (184)

French (4)

Italian (3)

German (2)

Spanish (1)

Covers
The tales of Hoffmann a fantastic operaCinderellaSecret muses : the life of Frederick AshtonStravinsky dances : re-visions across a centuryFrederick Ashton : founder choreographer of the Royal BalletFootnotes - the classics of ballet