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Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988

Overview
Works: 881 works in 1,383 publications in 3 languages and 10,988 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Biography  Filmed ballets  Televised ballets  Nonfiction television programs  Ballet films  Filmed operas  Drama  Television adaptations 
Roles: Choreographer, Performer, Librettist, Dancer, Adapter, Author, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Director, Photographer, Speaker
Classifications: GV1785.A8, 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 )

30 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of storyteller Beatrix Potter comes to life in this ballet through the magic of music and dance
Undine by Hans Werner Henze( )

8 editions published in 1997 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Undine: Ballett in drei Akten von Frederick Ashton nach F. de la Motte-Fouqué
Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in German and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An effervescent comedic opera which includes Viennese dance music and an escapist plot
Cinderella by Sergey Prokofiev( Visual )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 278 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
Ondine by Hans Werner Henze( Visual )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 272 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
The tales of Hoffmann : a fantastic opera by Jacques Offenbach( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 256 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
Swan lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

6 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 250 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
Cinderella( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 247 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
An evening with the Royal Ballet by Sadler's Wells Ballet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2001 in English and held by 224 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 )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 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
Ballet favourites( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of excerpts from ballets showcases the talents of many of the greatest dancers of recent years
The sleeping beauty by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Royal Ballet production of the classic Russian ballet
Die fledermaus by Johann Strauss( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron von Eisenstein is supposed to go to jail for eight days for a minor offense, but decides to attend a ball first. When the governor of the jail comes to take him away he finds the Baroness entertaining a former suitor. To avoid difficulty she persuades the suitor to pose as her husband and go to jail for a night. She then goes to the ball alone and faces other complications. The next morning everyone arrives at the jail and all confusions are eventually cleared up
La Fille mal gardée by Ferdinand Hérold( Visual )

38 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the English countryside, telling how Lise manages to win the hand of the man she loves, the young farmer Colas, despite her mother's determination to marry her off to the dim-witted son of a wealthy vineyard owner
Tales of Beatrix Potter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sleeping beauty( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La fille mal gardée( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Swan Lake by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 171 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
Tales of Beatrix Potter by John Lanchbery( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 169 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
Great pas de deux( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Top dancers of the 20th century perform pas de deux from popular ballets
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Swan lake
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Swan lakeCinderellaSecret muses : the life of Frederick AshtonStravinsky dances : re-visions across a centuryFrederick Ashton : founder choreographer of the Royal Ballet
Alternative Names
Ashton, Frederick.

Ashton, Frederick 1904-1988 Sir

Ashton, Frederick, Sir, 1904-1988

Ashton Frederick William Mallandaine

Ashton, Frederick William Mallandaine 1904-1988

Ashton Frederik Sir

Aštonas Frederikas Seras

Frederick Ashton angielski tancerz i choreograf

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 (171)

German (2)

Spanish (1)