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—work commissioned by the Gryphon Trio for Ottawa Chamberfest with the support of the Ontario Arts Council
 
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Sonata "Muskoka" for clarinet & piano (Lake movement). Ananta Duo: "Global Tapestry" (2018). Purchase. Spotify.


  Windermere String Quartet: Inner Landscapes
 
Traces of a Silent Landscape. Windermere String Quartet: "Inner Landscapes" (2016). Purchase. iTunes. Spotify. Naxos Music Library.


 
 
Lullaby. Edmonton Symphony Orchestra: "A Concert for New York" (2013). 2014 Western Canadian Music Awards nominee for Classical Recording of the Year. Purchase.

 

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.