Night on Bald Mountain (Russian: Ночь на лысой горе, Noch′ na lysoy gore), also known as Night on the Bare Mountain, is a series of compositions by Modest Mussorgsky (1839–1881). Inspired by Russian literary works and legend, Mussorgsky composed a "musical picture", St. John's Eve on Bald Mountain (Russian: Иванова ночь на лысой горе, Ivanova noch′ na lysoy gore) on the theme of a witches' sabbath occurring on St. John's Eve, which he completed on that very night, June 23, in 1867. Together with Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov's Sadko (1867), it is one of the first tone poems by a Russian composer.

Date of composition 1867 (1866-1867. Achieved by Rimsky-Korsakov in 1886.)
Premiered 1886, October 27th in Russia, Saint Petersburg, Sant Petersburg by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
First published 1968
Type Symphonic Poem
Instruments Orchestra
In listings Famous Works
Autotranslations beta Modeste Moussorgski: Night on Bald Mountain
Modest Petrovič Musorgskij: Night on Bald Mountain
Modest Petrowitsch Mussorgski: Night on Bald Mountain