New video: R. Larry Todd performs Mendelssohn's Fantasy in F-sharp minor, Op. 28
R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences Professor and a leading Mendelssohn scholar. His books include Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, described as “likely to be the standard biography for a long time to come” (New York Review of Books), and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, which received the ASCAP Slonimsky Prize. A fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and National Humanities Center, he edits the Master Musician Series (Oxford University Press). He studied piano at the Yale School of Music and with the late Lilian Kallir, and has recorded with Nancy Green the complete cello/piano works of the Mendelssohns for JRI Recordings. Among his recent publications are Discovering Music (Oxford University Press) and, with co-author Marc Moskovitz, Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World (Boydell & Brewer).