Classical Sunday: Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain

For shame, I had not heard about this one before it was suggested on last week’s post!

Modest Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain” – Ludwig Symphony Orchestra

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Ludwig, performs “Night on Bald Mountain” by Modest Mussorgsky at the Gwinnett Performing Arts Center on April 27, 2013.

Night on Bald Mountain, also known as Night on the Bare Mountain, is a series of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881).  Inspired by Russian literary works and legend, Mussorgsky composed a “musical picture”, St. John’s Eve on Bald Mountain on the theme of a witches’ sabbath occurring on St. John’s Eve, which he completed on that very night, 23 June 1867.  Together with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko (1867), it is one of the first tone poems by a Russian composer. (from the Wiki)


9 Replies to “Classical Sunday: Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain”

  1. You’ve not heard this one before? That means you’ve not seen Disney’s Fantasia. Oh, you simply must see that movie! I promise, you will not regret it! This sequence is part of the two part finale with Schubert’s Ave Maria.

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