R. Larry Todd

Arts and Sciences Professor of Music in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

081 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
(919) 660-3300
Office Hours: 
Wednesdays & Fridays: 9:45 a.m. - 11 a.m. or by appointment.


  • Ph.D. 1979, Yale University
  • M.Phil. 1976, Yale University
  • B.A. 1974, Yale University

Todd, RL. Mendelssohn essays. January 1, 2013. Full Text

Todd, RL. Mendelssohn and His World. January 16, 2012.

Todd, RL. Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sein Leben, seine Musik. Carus-Verlag/Philipp Reclam, 2008.

Nineteenth-Century Piano Music. Ed. RL Todd. N.Y.: Routledge, 2004.

Todd, RL. Mendelssohn: A Life in Music. NY., Oxford University Press, October 2003.

Schumann and His World. Ed. RL Todd. Princeton University Press, 1994. (Edited Book)

Todd, RL. Mendelssohn, "The Hebrides" and Other Overtures. Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Mendelssohn Studies. Ed. RL Todd. Cambridge University Press, 1992. (Edited Book)

Perspectives on Mozart Performance. Ed. RL Todd and P Williams. Cambridge University Press, 1991. (Edited Book)


Todd, RL. ""Mendelssohnian Allusions in the Early Piano Works of William Sterndale Bennett"." The Piano in Nineteenth-Century British Culture. Ed. T Ellsworth and S Wollenberg. Ashgate, 2007. 101-18.

Todd, RL. ""Die Matthäus-Passion–Widerhall und Wirkung in Mendelssohns Musik"." Zu groß, zu unerreichbar: Bach-Rezeption im Zeitalter Mendelssohn und Schumanns. Ed. A Hartinger, C Wolff, and P Wollny. Breitkopf & Haetel, 2007. 79-97.

Todd, R. ""Humboldt, Mendelssohn and Musical Unity"." conference proceedings of Alexander von Humboldt: From the Americas to the Cosmos, CUNY Graduate Center (www.humboldt/conference.org/). 2005. 3-15.

Todd, RL. "Mendelssohn entry." The Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology. Ed. JR Watson. Canterbury Press, 2005.

Todd, R. ""Nineteenth-Century Concertos for Strings and Winds"." Cambridge Companion to the Concerto. Ed. S Keefe. Cambridge University Press, 2005. 118-138.

Todd, RL. ""On Mendelssohn’s Sacred Music, Real and Imaginary"." Cambridge Mendelssohn Companion. Ed. P Mercer-Taylor. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2004. 167-188.

Todd, RL. ""Zu Mendelssohns ’Allegro brilliant’ op. 92: ein Duo für Clara Schumann"." Dem Stolz und der Zierde unserer Stadt: Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy und Leipzig. Ed. W Seidel. 2004. 249-60.

Todd, RL. ""Ein wenig still und scheu: Clara Wieck/Schumann as Colleague of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy"." Schumanniana Nova: Festschrift Gerd Nauhaus zum 60. Geburtstag. Ed. BR Appel, U Bar, and M Wendt. Sinzig, Studio Verlag, 2002. 767-784.

Todd, RL. ""On Stylistic Affinities between the Music of Fanny Hensel and Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy"." The Mendelssohns: Their Music in History. Ed. JM Cooper. N. Y., Oxford University Press, 2002. 245-61.

Todd, RL. ""Mendelssohn"." New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2nd ed. London: Macmillan, 2001. 389-424.


Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Lieder ohne Worte. Bärenreiter Verlag, Kassel, 2009.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Konzert in e-Moll für Klavier und Orchester. Bärenreiter Verlag, 2008.

Mendelssohn Bartholldy, F. Konzert in e-Moll für Violine und Orchester, Op. 64, first and second versions. Bärenreiter Verlag, Kassel, 2005.

Hensel, F. Piano Music. Dover Publications, New York, 2004.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Paulus (St. Paul), Op. 36. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1997.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Lauda Sion, Op. 73. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1996.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Elias (Elijah), Op. 70. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1995.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Psalm 115, Op. 31. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Christus, Op. 97. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1994.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Psalm 98, Op. 91. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1990.


Todd, RL. "Fanny Hensel's Musik für die Toten der Cholera-Epidemie." Dialogues and Extensions, American Symphony Orchestra (November 2010).

Todd, RL. ""Mendelssohn's Third Piano Concerto, a Tale of Two Concertos"." Bulletin of Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo (2010): 27-52.

Todd and Cooper, RLAM. ""'With True Esteem and Friendship': The Correspondence of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Louis Spohr"." Journal of Musicological Research 29.2-3 (2010): 171-259.

Todd, RL. ""Robert Schumann and the Art of Musical Composition"." Clavier Companion 2.3 (2010): 26-31.

Todd, RL. ""Mendelssohn's Lieder ohne Worte and the Limits of Musical Expression"." Bulletin of Musashino Academia Musicae, Tokyo 41 (2010): 1-25.

Todd, RL. "Mendelssohn and Us: Reflections on the Bicentenary." Ad Parnassum 7 (October 2009): 7-35.

Todd, RL, and Mace, AR. "Mendelssohn and the Free Chorale." Choral Journal 49.9 (March 2009): 49.-69. (Academic Article)


Beethoven Cello Sonata in A, Op. 69, mvts III-IV . Musician. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHtVIzlDeuQ (2016)


Cellist Nancy Green and Pianist R. Larry Todd play Beethoven's Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69, III - IV: Adagio cantabile - Allegro vivace (Recorded 2016)