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Just in Time for Halloween: Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky

Sunday, October 28, 2018 by Mary O'Connor | holiday

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Night on Bald Mountain refers to 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, June 23, in 1867.

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From Disney's Fantasia



 

Piano version transcribed for solo piano by Konstantin Chernov (1865-1937).



 

The Ludwig Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Thomas Ludwig