1. The most wonderful moment of the above video starts at 0:28 and lasts exactly two seconds.
2. The conductor, Dóra Halas, transported the queen's dress from a costume rental shop on her bike, and this was photographed by Cyclechic.
3. The man underneath Liszt's wig is a video journalists at one of the most widely read Hungarian online news portals.
1. A fenti videón látható flashmob legszebb pillanata 0:28-nál látható és két másodpercig tart.
2. A kikölcsönzött királynői ruhát Halas Dóra karnagyasszony biciklijének kormányán szállította haza és ezt a Cyclechic meg is örökítette.
3. A több mint 100 főt felvonultató záró flashmobon Liszt Ferenc parókája alatt az Index képernyőjéről ismert Szász Barna rejlik.
flashmobs in palace of arts | october 2011
The 200th anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birthday provided some rather extraordinary events for the visitors of The Palace of Arts. The audience in wait for the concert were suddenly struck by a peculiar atmosphere through which they could experience the composer’s adventures in foreign lands.
Participants of the first occasion found themselves in the middle of an English tea-party. The rhythmic clicks of spoons against cups even called forth Queen Victoria herself. Along the stairway of the Palace was the Queen led by the tea-drinkers to Franz Liszt himself, who had actually met her back in 1886. The visit came to an abrupt end, interrupted by a clash of English and French forces, redirecting the gazing audience to the piano concert they had originally come to listen to. (The flashmob’s video is right here on the left.)
On 22 October, the guests of the Palace had the unique opportunity of celebrating the 200th birthday of the famed artist. When the first notes of a composition by Mahler (played by the Four Bones Trombone Quartet) started to distract their attention, a group of singers of various ages detached from the crowd. They continued singing the alternated version of the melody to call for Liszt himself in many languages, gathered from numerous places which Liszt visited during his journeys. While he received his 200th birthday cake, the one-time choir performed his own piece called Salve Regina, and holding symbols of candles soon all of them faded away into the darkness, leaving only guests in silent wonder. (The video can be viewed here: Franz Liszt mega-flashmob.)