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Sir Frederick Ashton

Katie Derham focuses on the work of choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, founder-choreographer of the Royal Ballet and a very influential figure in the early 20th century.

Katie Derham presents a new series combining her passions for music and dance in a variety of genres, exploring how music expresses movement, and how the movement expresses the music. She begins with the choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, founder choreographer of the Royal Ballet and a hugely influential figure in the early 20th century. Katie selects music from some of his most iconic ballets and talks to the current Royal Ballet director, Kevin O'Hare, about Ashton's significance, ahead of a revival of The Dream at Covent Garden. The Classic Dance Score of the Week is Prokofiev's Cinderella.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 3 Jun 2017 15:00

Music Played

  • William Walton

    The Wise Virgins - Ah how ephemeral

    Orchestra: Orchestra of Opera North. Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones.
    • NAXOS : 8.555868.
    • NAXOS.
    • 12.
  • André Messager

    Les Deux Pigeons - Dance of the Two Pigeons

    Music Arranger: John Lanchbery. Orchestra: Bournemouth S O. Conductor: John Lanchbery.
    • CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE : 586178 2.
    • CLASSICS FOR PLEASURE.
    • 3.
  • Léo Delibes

    Sylvia - Pizzicato

    Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Richard Bonynge.
    • DECCA : 4254752.
    • DECCA.
    • 4.
  • Antonio Lauro

    Vals Criollo

    Performer: John Williams.
    • DECCA : 421-165-2.
    • DECCA.
    • 12.
  • Benjamin Britten

    Les Illuminations - Antique & Being Beauteous

    Singer: Robert Tear. Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra. Conductor: Carlo Maria Giulini.
    • DG : 423 239 2.
    • DG.
    • 12.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Scherzo

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA : 4810778.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA : 4810778.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Scherzo

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA : 4810778.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.
  • César Franck

    Symphonic Variations

    Performer: Alicia de Larrocha. Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
    • DECCA : 417583 2.
    • DECCA.
    • 6.
  • Hans Werner Henze

    Ondine - Excerpt

    Orchestra: London Sinfonietta. Conductor: Oliver Knussen.
    • DG : 453467 2.
    • DG.
    • 8.
  • Edward Elgar

    Enigma Variations - Dorabella

    Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Conductor: Andrew Litton.
    • EMI 5622002.
    • EMI.
    • 15.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Cinderella - Act II

    Orchestra: Russian National Orchestra. Conductor: Mikhail Pletnev.
    • DG : 4458302.
    • DG.
    • 4.
  • Gioachino Rossini

    Le Siege De Corinthe - Overture

    Orchestra: Prague Sinfonia. Conductor: Christian Benda.
    • Naxos: 8 570933.
    • Naxos.
    • 5.
  • Felix Mendelssohn

    A Midsummer Night's Dream - Incidental Music Op.61

    Orchestra: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig. Conductor: Riccardo Chailly.
    • DECCA : 4810778.
    • DECCA.
    • 2.

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