From the sands of the mysterious Red Sand Desert and beyond the oasis lie ancient cities with grand mosques, caravanserai and medrese. These are the exotic images that inspired Rimsky-Korsakov's famed music 'Scheherazade'. This volume of the Naxos Musical Journey takes you on a tour of architectural wonders that stand as a breathtaking monument to ancient traditions and religion. Visit the great medrese (Schools) as hundreds of students carry on the traditions of their culture. You'll marvel at extraordinary and mysterious palaces and mosques with their stunning details and magnificent structure. Experience the surrounding desert terrain and the contrasting natural beauty of the mountains and their cascading waterfalls. This is a land of timeless inspiration weaving its spell as bewitchingly as Rimsky-Korsakov's evocative 'Scheherazade'.