Widely considered the most important of the Russian nationalist composers, Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky (1839–1881) finished relatively few works in the course of his tragically short life. Nevertheless, his unorthodox techniques and their dramatically intense effects made a considerable impression on later composers. A Night on Bald Mountain, a brilliant example of Moussorgsky's unique sense of theatrical effect, was completed and orchestrated by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov after the composer's death. Full of dramatic fire, the piece has long been a staple of the orchestral repertoire. It is perhaps best known to the general public as the memorable accompaniment to the Witches' Sabbath sequence of Disney's Fantasia. Now this enduringly popular work, carefully reproduced from an authoritative early score, appears here in a handsome, inexpensive edition sure to delight musicians and music lovers.