The Audiobook

1001 Nights

Embark on a musical journey through the imaginative world of 1001 Nights, an audiobook full of whimsical orchestral charm. Renowned composer Rimsky-Korsakov's enchanting symphony, performed with brilliance by the Philharmonia Orchestra, takes centre stage, whisking listernes away into the adventurous tales of Scheherazade.

The Philharmonia Orchestra uses its instrumental talents to weave intricate melodies, conjuring images of mystical deserts and grand palaces, accompanied by the late Bernard Cribbins who steps into the role of narrator. With his distinctive voice and unparalleled storytelling prowess, Cribbins breathes life into the timeless narratives, adding a layer of depth and clarity for younger listeners.

Rimsky-Korsakov's compositions paint a very vivid tapestry, from the sultry rhythms of the Arabian nights to the majestic crescendos that mirror the grandeur of ancient tales. The music envelops the reader with emotion, with the music and narrative storytelling intertwined in a perfect harmony.

Bernard Cribbins, a seasoned storyteller, guides listeners through the emotional story of '1001 Nights' with his captivating narrative voice. Rich with warmth and seasoned with experience, Cribbins narration enhances the auditory experience, creating a seamless fusion of music and storytelling.

This musical audiobook not only celebrates Rimsky-Korsakov's composition and the Philharmonia Orchestra’s performance, but also the original tale of a young woman who uses her imaginative stories and wit to keep her new husband from executing her until she is pardoned. 1001 Nights invites listeners to lose themselves in a symphonic fairy tale, where the power of music and storytelling combines to evoke the magic of Scheherazade's legendary tales in a way that is both timeless and memorable.

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1 hours 19 minutes
Classical Music, Classic Literature
Content Themes
Folklore/Legends/Fairy Tales-Folklore/Legends/Fairy Tales (All)
Short Stories-Short Stories (All)
Voxblock ISBN
JUV012000 Juvenile Fiction / Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies,
JUV038000 Juvenile Fiction / Short Stories,
JUV001020 Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / Pirates,
JUV013020 Juvenile Fiction / Family / Marriage & Divorce,
JUV031040 Juvenile Fiction / Performing Arts / Music
Reading Level
8-12 Years
Interest Level
Middle Years (9-13)
Key Stage
Key Stage 2