Those who come across Russian music generally get hooked. Let's hope this hooks a few more.
For a start it reviews that whole tradition, from the earliest days to the most modern, with the emphasis on the classics, justifiably. But the settings of the beatitudes, and Teach me silence, O Lord, are exquisite modern pieces.
And they show it is a tradition - a limited number of elements, and rules - such as all the parallel sixths- worked annd reworked to provide for a true corpus.
Anyone who likes Oktavists will bliss out on this CD.
An essential addition to the Russian corpus!