Saturday Morning Cartoons: Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountain

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A scene from Disney's 'Fantasia.' A scene from Disney's 'Fantasia.' (Youtube)

Mussorgsky’s A Night on Bald Mountainhas been featured extensively in popular culture, from hip-hop to video games. Its place in cartoon history was cemented in 1940 with Walt Disney's 1940 film "Fantasia."

A powerful, nocturnal devil comes to life to Mussorgsky's piece in Fantasia. He lifts the dead from their graves and they dance through the sky before the bells signal their return to the earth.

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kenlane@RichardWagnerMusicDramaInstitute.com from BOONTON, NJ

SCARY, SCARY, yet fun to watch for the kids and the kids at heart were those treatments of Moussorgsky's NIGHT ON BARE [BALD] MOUNTAIN.

Apr. 23 2011 01:24 PM

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