Because Monday is already taken. This column will feature music I listen to when I write, or maybe sometimes music I just like (and therefore think everyone else should, too).
It’s Halloween Eve, and I’ve saved one of the best for last. Here’s Night on Bald Mountain by Modest Mussorgsky:
The piece is a tone poem based on legends of nighttime ghostly revelries in Russia. The images in the video are from Disney’s Fantasia. The demon-like creature at the top of the mountain is Chernobog (literally “Black God” in Russian), a pagan Slavic deity of darkness and night.