Unveiling of the Chopin monument

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Unveiling of the Chopin monument in Gödöllő next to Budapest

Saturday 18 December 2010, 11:00 am

Frederic Chopin Music Shool

Gödöllő, Ady E. sétány 1

 

Very few people know that one of the most interesting Chopin monuments in the world is located in Hungary. The monument represents Chopin performing on the piano. The atmosphere of the scene is pictured by two background almost ecstatic, naked silhouettes of woman and man. Courageously composed figures symbolize incorporation of music.

The monument by Ede Margó, created in 1929, until recently was placed in the park of the Fryderyk Chopin School of Music in Gödöllő. This year, thanks to the Institute of Polish Culture in Budapest the monument has been renovated and placed in front of the school’s main entrance. The Fryderyk Chopin School of Music in Gödöllő is located in the vicinity of the main tourist attraction of the Budapest’s outskirts – the Royal Palace, which used to be the summer residence of Franz Joseph, the Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and his wife Sissi.