Night on a Bare Mountain is a satisfying piece. It is exciting both to play and listen to, tricky without being impossible and the last section (in which the bassoons are silent) is beautiful. We played it at WYSO on Wednesday, came home and opened a bottle of orange wine. It being a mid-week bottle, half was left until Thursday, and then polished off while eating beanlash.
The wine was unremarkable, without that being a criticism, but so too were the evenings on which it was consumed.