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Russian Tsars' summer residence

Aram Khachaturyan 6 / 06 / 1903 -1 / 05 / 1978.
The Masquerade suite is an orchestral work by the Soviet-Armenian composer Aram Khachaturian

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  • Preciosas fotos, querida María. De modo excepcional has reflejado la grandiosidad de este palacio y de sus formidables fuentes y jardines. Un abrazo.
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  • Muy buenas imagenes Nikita, pero muy buenas imagenes de un tiempo donde la opulencia de algunos se hacia resaltar por estas obras que hoy en dia podemos disfrutar... los de a pie. Gracias y salu222.
    No entiendo el comentario que me pones sobre una imagen sobre mi cama.
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  • @tokerbella Good school programs to teach so good writer
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  • @tokerbella
    So you are born in Russia?
    Very interesting what you said about Masquerade being played that day, is was by chance I choose it , later I found that Khachaturian was of Armenian origin
    Will search for his mazurkas, like that music

    About Petergoff is that the correct name of the palace?, I knew it has been damaged not a word about the new Ambar Room being new was said during the visit
    About Lermontov, I know him as a poet and a good one, I was always interested and read Classic Russian Literature
    Thanks for all the good information
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  • @nikkitta In 1941, 100 year of Lermontov's death(1814-1841), the Moscow Vakhtangov Theatre staged his drama 'Masquerade'.
    The music was ordered to Khachaturian. The performance took place on June 21, 1941, on the eve of the Great Patriotic War. This determined his fate: the show very quickly disappeared from the scene. Khachaturian's music still lives on the symphonic stage in the form of suites , includes five parts: Waltz, Nocturne, Mazurka, Romance and Gallop. A few words about Petergoff. It was heavily damaged and looted by German Nazis. Stolen, 'Amber Room' was not found. It was created anew .
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  1. 1. Peterhof Russian Tsars' summer residence
  2. 2. Peterhof was a summer residence built for the Emperor at the beginning of the 18th century. Initially it was a simple hunting lodge beside the Baltic Sea, following a visit to Versailles, he decided to expand it according to the French style The architect, Jean-Baptiste Alexandre Leblond was also French
  3. 3. Entrance at the side of The Imperial Chapel
  4. 4. The view of the Grand Cascade with the Grand Palace behind it, first sight to visitors arriving at Peterhof by sea, is truly breathtaking. Grand Cascade
  5. 5. The Palace Park contains one hundred and seventy-six fountains
  6. 6. At the centre stands Rastrelli's statue of Samson wrestling with a lion.
  7. 7. The marble sculptures were made in Venice by the sculptor Giovanni Bonazza in 1718 ADAM AND EVE FOUNTAINS
  8. 8. The Dragon Hill or Chess Hill Cascade in Peterhof
  9. 9. Erected in 1739, are situated in the Parterre Garden in front of the Chessboard Hill. The architects Blank and Davydov rendered with some changes, the famous fountains in the Square of Saint Peter in Rome ROMAN FOUNTAINS
  10. 10. Just Married in a Roman Fountain At the Back, part of Chess Hill
  11. 11. The garden is probably the smartest of all the gardens in Peterhof Monplaisir Garden
  12. 12. The Sheaf Fountain issues from a rocky pedestal in the center of a small pool in the gardens in front of the Monplaisir Palace in Peterhof
  13. 13. The Pavilion (originally the Elizabeth Pavilion) was built by Rastrelli in the place of the old Monplaisir orangery in 1748-49 Monplaisir
  14. 14. The Monplaisir Palace (from French "mon plaisir“ ) faced the Baltic Sea
  15. 15. View of the Baltic Sea and Finland Gulf
  16. 16. AVIARIES The Garden was made in 1717-24 as a menagerie analogical to the one Peter I had seen in Versailles Outside the pavilion is decorated with oyster shell. Nowadays, as well as under Peter I, birds are kept here
  17. 17. The Orangery, or greenhouse is situated between the Grand Palace and Monplaisir. It now houses a restaurant for visitors to Peterhof Built by Braunstein and Zemtsov In 1722- 25
  18. 18. Triton Fountain (1726) The sculpture of the fountain (Triton fighting with the sea monster and turtles) was made after B.C. Rastrelli's design
  19. 19. Peterhof (from Dutch – PeterHoff ) meaning in English - Peter's Yard) is the most spectacular Russian site, often called 'The Capital of Fountains' or 'The Russian Versailles'. It was modeled after the original French Versailles which Czar Peter the Great had visited during his 'Grand Embassy' to Europe in 1697 Peterhof is the palace of the sea god. Here the fountains are not mere accessories: they are the essence of the place. By Maria Music: Aram Khachaturyan “Masquerade”