Russian song is the most religious there is; from the natural point of vew, it is the greatest expression of man’s religiosity. This is not because of a particular gift of simplicity given to the soul of the Russian people: there is something that comes even before, that keeps loneliness from arising in its soul by the nature itself of the history of this people. From another point of view, it is sought out, in that it is born of the sense of Mystery. The Russian people has this root of awe at the very origin of its being a people and of its conversion.
(Excerpt from the introduction by Luigi Giussani to the booklet enclosed in the CD)