Modest Mussorgsky was a 19th-century Russian composer, and he wrote some incredibly dramatic music for orchestra and for piano. For this week's Halloween music entry, here is a free download of Night on Bald Mountain from iTunes, courtesy of Paavo Jarvi and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and their CD label, Telarc.
As a bonus, here is a video clip of parts of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition along with an old Russian cartoon. Be sure to watch the chicks' ballet at the end!
Classics for Kids is featuring Mussorgsky's music this week. Check it out! There's even a pdf to download with information and activities in it.