1001 Nights - Rimsky-Korsakov / Bernard Cribbins

Music from the symphonic suite "Scheherazade", written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (who also wrote "Flight of the Bumblebee") interspersed with stories from the Arabian Nights read by Bernard Cribbins. The stories are bizarre and chaotic and very bloodthirsty - "the genie threatened us both, then killed the girl, cutting off her hands and feet and then her head". Eek! The music sounds like what you'd imagine being played at a concert for 19th century Russian cavalry officers, people like Vronsky out of Anna Karenina. Not terribly enjoyable.

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