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Night on Bald Mountain – Wikipedia

Night on Bald Mountain
This article is about the Mussorgsky compositions. For the 1964 Patrick White play, see Night on Bald Mountain (play).
Modest Mussorgsky, 1865

Night on Bald Mountain (Russian: Ночь на лысой горе, translit. 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: Иванова ночь на лысой горе, translit. 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, 23 June 1867. Together with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sadko (1867), it is one of the first tone poems by a Russian composer.[1]

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.[2]

In 1886, five years after Mussorgsky’s death, Rimsky-Korsakov published an arrangement of the work, described as a “fantasy for orchestra.” Some musical scholars consider this version to be an original composition of Rimsky-Korsakov, albeit one based on Mussorgsky’s last version of the music, for The Fair at Sorochyntsi:

I need hardly remind the reader that the orchestral piece universally known as ‘Mussorgsky’s Night on the Bare Mountain’ is an orchestral composition by Rimsky-Korsakov based on the later version of the Bare Mountain music which Mussorgsky prepared for Sorochintsy Fair.[3]
— Gerald Abraham, musicologist and an authority on Mussorgsky, 1945

It is through Rimsky-Korsakov’s version that Night on Bald Mountain achieved lasting fame. Premiering in Saint Petersburg in 1886, the work became a concert favourite. Half a century later, the work obtained perhaps its greatest exposure through the Walt Disney animated film Fantasia (1940), featuring an arrangement by Leopold Stokowski, based on Rimsky-Korsakov’s version. Mussorgsky’s tone poem was not published in its original form until 1968. Although still rarely performed, it has started to gain exposure and become familiar to modern audiences.
Early unrealized projects
Tone poem: St. John’s Eve on Bald Mountain (1867)
Glorification of Chernobog from Mlada (1872)
Dream Vision of the Peasant Lad from The Fair at Sorochyntsi (1880)
Rimsky-Korsakov’s fantasy: Night on Bald Mountain (1886)
Leopold Stokowski’s arrangement: Night on Bald Mountain (1940)
Other arrangements
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Tatkräftige Hilfe: Trump unterzeichnet Gesetz zum Schutz der Christen im Irak und Syrien ZUERST! Energetic help: Trump signs the law to protect Christians in Iraq and Syria FIRST!

Energetic help: Trump signs a law to protect Christians in Iraq and Syria
December 31, 2018

Energetic help: Trump signs a law to protect Christians in Iraq and Syria

Washington. The Western “quality media” did not say that at all: US President Donald Trump signed the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act (HR390) on December 11. The law explicitly recognizes the persecution of Christians and Yazidis in both states as genocide.

The new law officially obliges the US government to provide assistance to persecuted Christians and Yezidis, for example through humanitarian projects and measures that protect the religious minorities and contribute concretely to the stabilization of the region. The mandate is very comprehensive and, if necessary, also opens up the possibility of direct intervention, for example against the persecutors of those minorities, and the fight against terrorists who commit crimes against Christians or Yezidis.

The new US law represents a significant advance over the situation under Obama’s predecessor government, which has always refused to recognize the Christians and Yazidis as a persecuted minority in Syria and Iraq.

Even the EU and the UN refugee agency UNHCR have so far recognized only the annihilation of Christians and Yazidis in Iraq as genocide, but not in Syria – here, the overthrow of the Assad government always took precedence over the protection of persecuted Christians.

The signing of the new US law created happiness and satisfaction among the Christians of the Middle East, but also in the United States. For the signing ceremony, representatives of religious minorities and Christians in the United States were invited to the White House.

The Vatican, however, reacted icy. An official reaction has not been announced so far. (Mu)

Daily inspiration: “The Best YES” – by, LYSA TERKEURST  (A New Daily post @ euzicasa) JANUARY 7: Ignoring God’s leading…


Ignoring God’s leading doesn’t seem like such a big deal sometimes. In the grand scheme of the world, how big a thing is it that I didn’t pick up a piece of litter in the parking lot? After all, how can I be sure it was really God giving me the nudge? I think a better question would be, How can I be sure it wasn’t God?


Ignorarea conducerii lui Dumnezeu nu pare uneori un lucru atât de mare. În marea schemă a lumii, cât de mare este faptul că nu am luat un gunoi în parcare? La urma urmei, cum pot fi sigur că Dumnezeu mi-a dat curajul? Cred că o întrebare mai bună ar fi: Cum pot fi sigur că nu era Dumnezeu?