At the center of Russian music is love - burning love for the home country called ""Mother Russia"" - very often, this love finds expression in melancholic, longing melodies. ""RUSSIAN CLASSICAL MASTERPIECES"" offers the most beautiful Russian music: CD 1 presents high-class orchestras from St. Petersburg and a cross-section of the most famous Russian classical music; CD 2 highlights the ""national musical instrument"" of Russia: The balalaika. Great Russian folk melodies and other famous tunes round out the picture of the most beautiful Russian musical moments. Presented by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, The St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, The St. Petersburg Symphonic Orchestra, and many more. 2CD, running time appr. 134 Min.