Anna Karenina, the Tolstoy heroine who qave her name to the group recorded here, superbly embodies the torments and passion of the Russian people. Bohemia, Poland. Russia: the Trio Karénine traverses the territories of eastern Europe, their ardour, their lyricism, their tragedies. The Slavonic soul, exalted by Dvorák, Weinberg and Shostakovich, is the key to this programme.