Modeste Moussorgsky, composer
Night on the Bare Mountain, originally titled St. John’s Night on
the Bare Mountain is known by many to be the orchestral backdrop to Walt
Disney’s epoch-making film Fantasia.
Written in 1867, the piece is one of many left unfinished by its composer,
It was later thoroughly revised and reorchestrated by his contemporary,
The piece recounts St. John’s Eve, which occurs around the time of the
Traditionally, this is a night in northern climes when witches gather and
hold their sabbath on the slopes on the local mountain.