Victoria Bond: Peculiar Plants

Kenneth Cooper (harpsichord), Susan Jolles (harp), Renee Jolles (violin), Daniel Panner (viola), Sheila Reinhold (violin), Birds and Phoenix

Catalog #: TROY1161
Release Date: January 1, 2010
Format: Digital

Victoria Bond is the only woman composer/conductor to receive commissions from major organizations and also hold music director positions with leading ensembles. Her extensive catalog includes works written for the Houston, Shanghai, and Richmond Symphony Orchestras, the Saint Paul and Indianapolis Chamber Orchestras, American Ballet Theater, Pennsylvania Ballet and Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival. This recording highlights some of her enchanting music, including Bridges, a work for two clarinets and two Chinese instruments, the Erhu and the Pipa.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Peculiar Plants Victoria Bond Kenneth Cooper, harpsichord
Sacred Sisters Victoria Bond Renee Jolles, violin, Susan Jolles, harp
Bridges Victoria Bond Teresa Reilly, clarinet, John Bruce Yeh, bass clarinet, Wang Guowei, erhu, Yang Wei, pipa
Jasmine Flower Victoria Bond Daniel Panner, viola
Woven Victoria Bond Renee Jolles, violin, Sheila Reinhold, violin


  • "The current CD presents a charming variety of music on an intimate scale...large talent and wide-ranging themes inhabit each composition. ...Listeners will certainly enjoy 'Peculiar Plants' as a showcase for Ms. Bond's appealing, innovative music."

    – East Hampton Press

  • "The works here show [Victoria Bond] as a composer of craft and a wide expressive range; her musical language is modernistic but not particularly complicated..."

    – American Record Guide

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