The end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century was the epoch of revolutions: political revolutions, social revolutions, arts revolutions, revolutions of minds. And these radical changes became the exact causes for music of that era to transform alongside.
During this time the Russian identity was lost to the trends from overseas. When talking about culture among high society, all that was foreign and non-native was popular, even the language used was French, not Russian.
Igor Stravinsky was one of small number of people who was trying to change that situation, mainly through his work. The