Musical Tales

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Musical Tales

Narrated by Tony Robinson

Sit back and enjoy as Tony Robinson narrates the stories behind some of the all-time classical music greats, as world-renowned conductors and their orchestras play the music underneath. Not heard since 1995!

Dur: 1hr 59mins STEREO

Available in 3 ‘flavours’ offering differing quality vs file size (all the same price!):

  • 273MB – 320Kbps (highest quality)
  • 218MB – 256Kbps (great quality) 
  • 164MB – 192Kbps (still better than CD-quality!)





“At last…A prefect introduction to classical music for young people.” – Sir Georg Solti


Do you the story of PEER GYNT? Or THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE? Whether or not you or your children are familiar with classical music, Tony Robinson’s inspired narration of the stories behind the music will inform and entertain you. The world’s greatest orchestras and their conductors, plus the voice of Tony Robinson make MUSICAL TALES an irresistible combination of words and music

MUSICAL TALES originally aired on BBC Radio 3 in 1995. This first series includes the following extracts:


  1. THE FIREBIRD by Stravinsky (Charles Dutoit conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra)
  2. THE NUTCRACKER by Tchaikovsky (Richard Bonynge conducts the National Philharmonic Orchestra)
  3. THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE by Dukas (Charles Dutoit conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra)
  4. SCHEHERAZADE by Rimsky-Korskov (Kirill Kondrashin conducts the Amsterdam Concert Orchestra)
  5. HANSEL AND GRETEL by Humperdinck (Sir Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic)
  6. THE MAGIC FLUTE by Mozart (Sir Georg Solti conducts the Vienna Philharmonic)
  7. MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by Mendelssohn (Charles Dutoit conducts the Montreal Symphony Orchestra)
  8. PEER GYNT by Grieg (Herbert von Karajan conducts the Vienna Philharmonic)


About The Narrator

Narrated by TONY ROBINSON, star of Blackadder, Time Team and a true British institution!


About The Production

Written by Mark Billingham and David Lloyd

Produced by Clare Collingridge

Mixed and engineered by Paul Plant

A Ladbroke Productions (Radio) Ltd production for BBC Radio 3 (1995)

Additional information


Tony Robinson


Paul Plant


Clare Collingridge


Mark Billingham and David Lloyd


Spokenworld Audio/Ladbroke Audio Ltd/Ladbroke Productions/BBC Radio 3



File Size/Quality

192kbps (better than CD), 256kbps (superb quality), 320kbps (highest quality)


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