Wed October 30, 2013
Witches, Ghouls, and Scary Music on WRTI!
Don't miss a minute of Halloween on WRTI. You'll hear all sorts of creepy music inspired by witches, ghosts, the supernatural, and horror. Composers throughout history have never been able to resist the chance to frighten their listeners. Join us if you dare!
WRTI will package quite a bit of it up to make your Halloween a ghastly and ghostly one, starting early in the morning with Liszt's Mephisto Waltz (6 am), giving Mephistopheles the chance to do his mischievous deeds. Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre has musical skeletons rattling around (7 am). And, we get the chance to hear both versions of Mussorgsky's ever-frightening Night on Bald Mountain, with Rimsky-Korsakov's familiar arrangement in the 8 am hour, then the even more diabolical, original Night on Bald Mountain (3 pm). In between, Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique, with its beheading, and final Witches Sabbath providing chills in the 1 o'clock hour. Verdi's witches from Macbeth make an appearance in the 4 o'clock hour, and of course the day wouldn't be complete without Bernard Herrmann's music from Psycho.