Title: A Night on Bald Mountain
Composer: Modest Mussorgsky
1839 – 1881
Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky was a composer and an innovator of Russian music during the Romantic period. In defiance of the conventions of the Western music establishment, he deliberately strove to give Russian music its own identity. His music was influenced by national themes, folklore and history.
A Night on Bald Mountain was inspired by Russian literature and legend. Its theme is a witch’s sabbat on St John’s Eve.