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Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain - Radio Filharmonisch Orkest - Live concert HD

Het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Markus Stenz speelt Moessorgski tijdens het openingsconcert van seizoen 2016-2017 van het AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert.

Radio Filharmonisch Orkest o.l.v. Markus Stenz

Het programma:
Modest Moessorgski: Een nacht op de Kale Berg

Opgenomen: AVROTROS Vrijdagconcert, vrijdag 23 september 2016, in TivoliVredenburg te Utrecht.


Night on Bald Mountain (Russian: ???? ?? ????? ????, Noch' na lysoy gore), 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 (Russian: ??????? ???? ?? ????? ????, Ivanova noch' na lysoy gore) on the theme of a witches' sabbath occurring on St. John's Eve, which he completed on that very night, June 23, in 1867. Together with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko (1867), it is one of the first tone poems by a Russian composer.

Although Mussorgsky was proud of his youthful effort, his mentor, Miliy Balakirev, refused to perform it. To salvage what he considered worthy material, Mussorgsky attempted to insert his Bald Mountain music, recast for vocal soloists, chorus, and orchestra, into two subsequent projects—the collaborative opera-ballet Mlada (1872), and the opera The Fair at Sorochyntsi (1880). However, Night on Bald Mountain was never performed in any form during Mussorgsky's lifetime.

Mussorgsky's single-movement orchestral work Night on Bald Mountain enjoyed broad popular recognition in the 1940s when it was featured, in tandem with Schubert's 'Ave Maria', in the Disney film Fantasia.


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