The 13 scariest pieces of classical music for Halloween

Celebrate Halloween in macabre style with these bone-chilling masterpieces!

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Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

The image of brooding, winged ghouls wreaking havoc on a mountain village under cover of night has terrified generations of young children in Walt Disney's Fantasia. Inspired by Russian legend, Mussorgsky's tone poem depicts the dark ritual of a witches' sabbath. Sadly, it was never performed in his lifetime, but the arrangement by his friend Rimsky-Korsakov has become a concert blockbuster. The version used in Fantasia was orchestrated by Leopold Stokowski and is played here by the National Youth Orchestra of Spain under José Serebrier, former Associate Conductor to Stokowski.

 

 

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