A History of Russian Music Being An Account Of The Rise And Progress Of The Russian School Of Composers, With A Survey Of Their Lives And A Description Of Their Works. By M. Montagu-Nathan. Originally published in 1914. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents include : Introduction, Part 1- The Pre-nationalists. Volkoff- Berezovsky, Bortniansky and Verstovsky, Glinka "A life for the czar", Russian and Ludmilla, Dargomijsky, The stone guest and the five, Seroff and Lvoff. Part 2 - The nationalists. Balakireff, Cesar cui, Borodin, Moussorgsky, Boris Goudounoff, Khovantchina, The last phase, Rimsky Korsakoff. Part 3- The decline of nationalism. Glazounoff, Liadoff and liapounoff, Arensky, Tchaikovsky Rubinstein and the eclectics, Taneieff. Part 4- The present movement. Rachmaninoff, Gliere and Ippolitoff-Ivanoff, Scriabin, Vassilenko and grechaninoff, Akimenko Tcherepnin and Rebikoff, Steinberg Medtner and Catoire, Stravinsky, Operatic and concert enterprises, Appendix I, Appendix II.