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Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988

Overview
Works: 806 works in 1,253 publications in 5 languages and 10,101 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Filmed ballets  Televised ballets  Fantasy films  Biography  Fiction  Cultural television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Dancer, Adapter, Librettist, Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Director, Contributor, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 792.842
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Most widely held works about Frederick Ashton
 
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Most widely held works by Frederick Ashton
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

28 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 864 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 )

5 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in German and English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A recording of the opera by Johann Strauss
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

18 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1969 Royal Ballet performance of Prokofiev's 3-act ballet Cinderella
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 288 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
The tales of Hoffmann by Michael Powell( Visual )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powell and Pressburger merge film with opera and dance to tell the tale of a poet who dreams of three women who all break his heart. He tells "the three tales of my folly of love"--In Paris, when he fancied himself in love with Olympia, who turned out to be a life-sized doll; in Venice, when bewitched by a beautiful courtesan; and on a Grecian isle, in love with daughter of a singer and conductor
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Created in 1971 by Frederick Ashton for a film entitled Peter Rabbit and Tales of Beatrix Potter, this ballet brings alive, with rich characterisation and invention, the famous images and stories of Beatrix Potter
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Swan Lake is regarded as one of the greatest works in the art of ballet. The magic of Tchaikovsky's music, embodying the love of Prince Siegfried for the enchanted Swan Queen, has greatly contributed to making this the best-loved of all classical ballets ... Prince Siegfried celebrates his twenty-first birthday; his mother tells him it is time to marry, but he prefers to go hunting. Alone, by a lakeside, he sees a swan who turns to human form. She is an enchanted princess who can be saved only by ture love. He promises this, but is tricked by the wicked magician who disguises his own daughter as the swan-maiden"--Container
An evening with the Royal Ballet( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 2001 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program presents a gala evening of classical ballet featuring the legendary team of Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 240 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
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

8 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 237 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
La Fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lise, the only daughter of Simone, a widow and owner of a prosperous farm, is in love with Colas, a young farmer, but her mother has far more ambitious plans
Undine by Hans Werner Henze( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine: Ballett in drei Akten von Frederick Ashton nach F. de la Motte-Fouqué
Ballet favourites( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
Great pas de deux( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
Ondine by Hans Werner Henze( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ondine is a three act ballet originally created for The Royal Ballet by the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton and composer Hans Werner Henze in 1958. In 1958 and through into 1966, Margot Fonteyn performed the star role of the water nymph Ondine. This fiftieth anniversary revival by the Royal Ballet and performed at the Royal Opera House brings new stars to the stage with Miyako Fonteyn as Ondine and Edward Watson as the young mortal Palemon with whom she falls in love. The tragic love story is magically staged in Lila de Nobili's impressionistic designs
Sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of the fairy tale about the beautiful princess who falls asleep after pricking her finger, and remains asleep until she is awakened by the kiss of a prince. Followed by a presentation by Shelley Duvall describing the series
The art of Margot Fonteyn by Keith Money( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recorded live at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London on December 5, 2006. Features the Royal Ballet, and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House conducted by Valeriy Ovsyanikov. Alina Cojocaru and Federico Bonelli star in the production
La fille mal gardée( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Ashton and his ballets by David Vaughan( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Swan lake
Alternative Names
Ashton, Frederick.

Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988 Sir

Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988

Ashton, Frederick William Mallandaine

Ashton, Frederick William Mallandaine 1904-1988

Frederick Ashton bailarín e coreógrafo inglés

Frederick Ashton Brits danser (1904-1988)

Frederick Ashton danseur, chorégraphe et directeur de compagnie

Frederick Ashton danzatore e coreografo inglese

Frederick Ashton englischer Balletttänzer und Choreograf

Frederick Ashton sumasala ken koreograpo

Fredrick Ashton

Fridericus Ashton

Аштон, Фредерик

Фредерик Аштон

Фредерік Ештон

فريدريك أشتون

フレデリック・アシュトン

腓特烈·艾胥頓

Languages
English (173)

German (3)

Italian (3)

Spanish (3)

French (2)

Covers
The tales of HoffmannSwan lakeSecret muses : the life of Frederick AshtonStravinsky dances : re-visions across a centuryFrederick Ashton : founder choreographer of the Royal Ballet