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Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988

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Most widely held works by Frederick Ashton
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

37 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,120 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 )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in German and English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An effervescent comedic opera which includes Viennese dance music and an escapist plot
La fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hrold( Visual )

41 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 409 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 )

15 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This magnificent Royal Ballet performance of Swan Lake is an unforgettable experience. Anthony Dowell's interpretation of Petipa and Ivanov's 1895 St Petersburg version set a standard and style that make it a 'yardstick for others'
The tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

16 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 280 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
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 272 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
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
The dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Ashton's comical tale of fairies, mismatched lovers, and a mischievous sprite. Starring Ethan Stiefel, Alessandra Ferri, and Herman Cornejo
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Perrault's timeless fairy tale of Cinderella, the poor little sister who marries a prince, this ballet has music by Prokofiev and is choreographed by Frederick Ashton. This production was shown on television in New York in 1957 in the Producer's showcase series. Televised in colour, but, preserved in black and white. Video master created from kinescope by Hyper-Cube Media Inc. Digital restoration
Undine by Hans Werner Henze( Recording )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine: Ballett in drei Akten von Frederick Ashton nach F. de la Motte-Fouqué
The Sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The spectacular full length version of this classic ballet starring Rudolf Nureyev as Prince Florimund and Veronica Tennant as Princess Aurora ... is introduced in an on-camera appearance by Nureyev, who speaks briefly about the ballet, and gives a capsule outline of the story"--Container
Sylvia by Lo Delibes( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 210 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 )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 186 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 151 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
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 91 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 83 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
The art of Margot Fonteyn by Keith Money( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the dancer's day-to-day work with action photographs from 18 different ballets
 
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Alternative Names
Ashton, Frederick.

Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988 Sir

Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988

Ashton, Frederick William Mallandaine

Frederick Ashton danseur, chorgraphe et directeur de compagnie

Frederick Ashton danzatore e coreografo inglese

Frederick Ashton englischer Balletttnzer und Choreograf

Fredrick Ashton

Fridericus Ashton

Аштон, Фредерик

Фредерик Аштон

Фредерік Ештон

فريدريك أشتون

フレデリック・アシュトン

Languages
English (197)

Spanish (4)

German (3)

Italian (3)

French (1)

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