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Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bald (Bare) Mountain

Rudolf LÁNG

Mussorgsky: A Night on the Bald (Bare) Mountain

Rudolf LÁNG
  • Original Title: Éj a Kopárhegyen
  • Date: 1969
  • Style: Surrealism
  • Genre: illustration
  • Media: etching
  • Tag: mountains, Russia, night, Modest Mussorgsky "Night on Bald Mountain", witches
  • Dimensions: 27 x 30 cm

A Night On The Bare Mountain describes a short story in which St John sees a witches' Sabbath on the Bald Mountain near Kiev in the old Russian Empire. It's a wild and terrifying party with lots of dancing but when the church bell chimes 6 am and the sun comes up the witches vanish.
(A Night On The Bare Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky - BBC)
https://www.bbc.co.uk › programmes › articles › a-night-on-the-bare-mount...

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839-1881)was one of music's great originals. Everything he composed was conceived in terms of natural rhythms, melodies and harmonies of Slavonic folk music.
(classicfm.com › composers › mussorgsky)

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