Wolf Tracks: Quotes from Narrators and Others

Bill Clinton
"I am very pleased to be part of this project and I support the Russian National Orchestra's decision to use the CD to raise money for charitable causes, including the International Aids Trust (IAT), which works to mobilize leadership and resources for the global fight against HIV/AIDS. As the Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of IAT, I'm glad that this very worthy organizaton will receive my royalties, and we all look forward to the day when HIV/AIDS is history, instead of a threat to our future."

Mikhail Gorbachev
"Music is a miraculous language that everyone can understand. It is a language with an endless capacity to tap our intense longing for a better world. The two musical miracles on our recording use the image of the Wolf to represent man's relationship to nature. In Prokofiev's classic, man dominates, but Wolf Tracks expresses quite different values of balance and tolerance. All of us hope for a future where these values are lived every day.

"I founded Green Cross International to work toward this goal. It is an organization that aims to foster and sustain harmony between mankind and the environment. I am donating my royalties to Green Cross International in support of its mission and programs worldwide."

Sophia Loren
"I first heard the RNO some years ago and welcomed the opportunity to collaborate artistically with this remarkable orchestra. It has been such a pleasure.

"The Magic of Music reaches out to children in Moscow's orphanages and residential homes for the disabled, bringing them artists and art teachers, musicians and music. Special children like these truly capture my heart and I am grateful for the chance to touch their lives."

Maestro Kent Nagano
"The entire project team was extraordinary, tied together by the rare combination of creative vision and inspired artistry."

RNO Chief Executive (1994-2006) Sergei Markov

"This is a truly international endeavor and a model of cooperation also relevant to wildlife preservation, a complex issue that transcends national boundaries."

What They’re Saying

"In a modern classical world, rife with reports of under-funded and dying ensembles, curtailed schedules and shrinking audiences, the foundation and continued growth of [the Russian National Orchestra] seems not only miraculous; it just may be the most important cultural story of our time."

International Piano