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- Format: Color, Dolby, NTSC
- Language: English
- Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
- Number of discs: 1
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- Studio: Kultur
- Release Date: Aug. 30 2011
- Run Time: 116 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- ASIN: B00556DZIS
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #73,080 in Movies & TV Shows (See Top 100 in Movies & TV Shows)
The Hermitage: A Journey in Time and Space
The unique collections held in the Hermitage will take you on this absorbing journey in time and space. The introduction to the Winter Palace skillfully weaves in the history of the museum collection that now dates back more than three centuries. Originally established as the private collection of the Russian Empress Catherine the Great, the collection continued to grow with works of art regularly added, and in the mid 19th century it was opened to the wider public. As you encounter the masterpieces of one period after another you will understand how prehistoric cultures arose, developed and died out, then the culture of the antique world, the Renaissance period and classicism; each time to die and be reborn in the works of masters of a later age. Music performed by the State Hermitage Orchestra, the Millennium Chamber Choir and the St Petersburg Neva-Klassika string quartet will enhance your enjoyment as you travel through the museum and visit the different epochs of the various cultures on display.
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I received my DVD this afternoon and I couldn't stop watching it since it has arrived. Almost two hours of great pleasure!
It is like a guided visit through the rich collection of the Hermitage. You can have a pretty good sight of the Museum building too. The images are astonishing and you can see them very closely, while you follow the clear description of each selected piece (jewlery, painting, sculpture).The DVD content brings lots of historical information from prehistoric times to the contemporary period. The doulby 2.0 sound is good.
I recommend this wonderful DVD to everybody, mainly to those who do not know much about history. They will learn a lot.
Technically this DVD could be considered by itself as an art masterpiece by Vladimir Ptashchenko. In comparison to other better than average DVDs, the background sound does not shadows the well informed descriptions by the presenter and the visuals are consistenly superior. In my perception this program is food for the soul of the best class to be enjoyed many times.