R. Larry Todd's "Beethoven’s Cello" awarded the 2018 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Award

Tuesday, February 26, 2019
CHOICE Awards are presented by the American Library Association to only a handful of books each year.
"Beethoven's Cello"

R. Larry Todd co-authored Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World with Marc Moskovitz. The book, published by Boydell & Brewer, discusses the cultural and historical contexts of Beethoven's cello sonatas. It is the first English-language book to examine these works in depth.

Every year, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. The list is selective, containing approximately ten percent of some 6,000 works reviewed in Choice each year. In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors apply several criteria to reviewed titles:

  • overall excellence in presentation and scholarship
  • importance relative to other literature in the field
  • distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form
  • originality or uniqueness of treatment
  • value to undergraduate students
  • importance in building undergraduate library collections
    (from http://www.ala.org/acrl/choice/outstanding)

Read more about Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World and watch R. Larry Todd's video interview