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Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988

Works: 737 works in 1,248 publications in 6 languages and 9,996 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Animated films  Fantasy films  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Filmed ballets  Televised ballets 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Dancer, Librettist, Adapter, Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Editor, Director, Speaker, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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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 )

41 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of storyteller Beatrix Potter comes to life in this ballet through the magic of music and dance
Cinderella by Gioacchino Rossini( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 517 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
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a village in the French countryside, tells of the difficult path of true love, as Widow Simone is determined to betroth her willful daugther Lise to the eccentric son of a rich farmer, but Lise and her lover Colas conspire to thwart the widow's plans
Sleeping Beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 381 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
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natalia Makarova, one of the most important interpreters of the classical ballet repertoire in the twentieth century, has also had great success as a producer. Her staging of Swan Lake is based on the original choreography by Petipa and Ivanov, with additional choreography by the late Sir Frederick Ashton. Evelyn Hart and Peter Schaufuss dance the main roles in this studio recording. Makarova's innovative interpretation presents the work as a story of perfect and eternal love. The main focus is on Siegfried's love for Odette, her love for him, his unfaithfulness, for which she ultimately forgives him, and her self-sacrifice in going to her death with him in order to break the power of an evil curse. The production is succinct and well paced. The stage design by Günther Schneider-Siemssen does not use scenery to communicate changes of place and mood but back projections, which are extremely effective for creating a mysterious, magical atmosphere
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 330 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 Michael Powell( Visual )

15 editions published between 1951 and 2009 in English and held by 277 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
An evening with the Royal Ballet by Anthony Havelock-Allan( Visual )

8 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents excerpts from the classical ballets Le Corsaire, La Valse, Aurora's wedding from Sleeping Beauty, and Les Sylphides
Sylvia by Léo Delibes( Visual )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 252 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
The dream by Max Beckmann( Visual )

24 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 235 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
Ondine by Hans Werner Henze( Visual )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 220 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
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 )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation showcases the talent of many of the greatest dancers of recent years, filmed at the world's leading venue and features many stunning ballet sequences
Great pas de deux( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
The art of Margot Fonteyn by Keith Money( Book )

9 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sadler's Wells Royal Ballet 'The sleeping beauty'( Visual )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 118 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
Margot Fonteyn by Patricia Foy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just two years before she died, Margot Fonteyn finally agreed to tell the full story of her life for this exclusive television biography. It was made at her home in Panama and is the only personal account of her life and career that exists on film. It includes archive footage of many of her great roles and extensive newsreel coverage of key events in her life
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 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A performance of Frederick Ashton's ballet La fill mal gardeé by the Royal Ballet
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Audience level: 0.37 (from 0.20 for Sleeping B ... to 0.83 for ABT & Fred ...)

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



Swan lakeSwan lakeThe tales of HoffmannSecret muses : the life of Frederick AshtonStravinsky dances : re-visions across a centuryFrederick Ashton : founder choreographer of the Royal Ballet