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The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarrelled with Ivan Nikiforovich

Instrumentation: 8 actors, piano
Duration: 90:00
Year Composed: 2002
Book: Robert Rival
after the story by Nikolai Gogol
Lyrics: Alan Moon


Drawing by Chantal-Andrée Samson


Audio Samples

Poison Root
Gorpina, serf of Ivan Nikiforovich

Panko's Petition
"Squinting" Ivan Ivanovich, Court Assessor,
& Demyan Demyanovich, District Judge

Nikiforovich's Petition
Taras Tikhonovich, Court Secretary, & Ivan Nikiforovich, landowner


Program Notes

Drawing on farce and satire, the musical, set in mid-19th-century Russia and as seen through the eyes of Panko, the red-haired beekeeper, is about two landowners and neighbours whose petty quarrel involving a gun, a sow and a gander, leads to their mutual ruin.


Performances

  • May 2002—reading, New York University

Reviews


Score

To obtain a copy of the score, contact Robert Rival.