Victoria Bond – Reviews

composer, Victoria Bond

Reviews

“Expressive, dynamic…The language is pervasively chromatic, yet it takes in influences of all sorts, including blues, a waltz, and fragments of popular songs.”

– The New York Times

 

“Nimble and sensuous… ”

– American Record Guide

 

“Lush romanticism right out of Gustav Mahler or early Arnold Schonberg.”

– The Times Union (Albany, NY)

 

“Bond is such a versatile composer that she is able to use the most sophisticated instrumental and vocal techniques and make them not only palatable but hypnotic.”

– NATS Journal

 

about Travels…

“It’s musically impressive and theatrically dynamic.”

– Harold Prince

 

“Sparkling…delightful, heartily applauded”

– Opera News

 

“The final aria is melodic and ethereally beautiful.”

– American Record Guide

 

about Thinking Like A Mountain…

“The music itself was enchanting and magical and moody.”

– The Billings Gazette, Montana

 

about Ringing…

“Miss Bond was not only conductor but composer of Ringing —a jubilant fanfare built on mutated fragments of a Texas folk song and inspired by the changing of bells. The dissonant but vibrant harmonies convey a brief and joyous statement.”

– The Cape Codder

 

about What’s The Point Of Counterpoint…

“It’s nice to have some kind of introduction to counterpoint and the Bond piece could serve the needs of listeners of all ages—an impressive journey in terms of musical sophistication.”

– The East Hampton Star