R. Larry Todd

R. Larry Todd

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

External Address: 
081 Mary Duke Biddle, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90665, Durham, NC 27708-0665
(919) 660-3300


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

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

Todd, R. The Musical Art: An Introduction to Western Music. Belmont: Wadsworth, 1990.

Mendelssohn and Schumann Essays: Perspectives on Their Music and Its Context. Ed. RL Todd and JW Finson. Duke University Press, 1984.


Todd, RL. ""Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy: Overture to Elijah, Arrangement for Piano Duet (1847)"." Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archives. Ed. J Newsom and A Mann. Washington, Library of Congress, 2000. 313-20.

Todd, RL. "Three articles on Opp. 1, 9, and 119." The Complete Brahms. Ed. L Botstein. Norton, 1999. 156-97.

Todd, RL. ""The Chamber Music of Mendelssohn"." 19th-Century Chamber Music. Ed. S Hefling. New York: Schirmer Books, Macmillan, 1998. 170-205.

Gardiner, JE. "Mendelssohn, Symphonies Nos. 4 (Original and Revised Versions) and 5." John Eliot Gardiner and the Vienna Philharmonic. DGG, 1998.

Botstein, L. "Mendelssohn, Paulus." Leon Botstein, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Chorus. Arabesque, 1998.

Todd, RL. ""On the Visual in Mendelssohn’s Music"." Cari amici: Festschrift 25 Jahre Carus-Verlag. Ed. B Mohn and H Ryschawy. Stuttgart, 1997. 115-24.

Todd, RL. ""On Mendelssohn’s Operatic Destiny: Die Lorelei Reconsidered"." Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Kongreß-Bericht Berlin 1994. Ed. CM Schmidt. Wiesbaden, Breitkopf & Haertel, 1997. 113-40.

Todd, R. ""Mendelssohn"." Nineteenth-Century Symphony. Ed. K Holoman. New York: Schirmer Books, Macmillan, 1996. 78-107.

Stone, S, and Eley, J. "Mendelssohn, Piano Concerto in E minor, Robert Schumann, Konzertsatz for piano and orchestra, Clara Schumann, Piano Sonata in G minor." Jennifer Eley, Sayard Stone, English Chamber Orchestra. Koch International, 1996.

Todd, RL. ""Mendelssohn: Composer of the Month"." BBC Music Magazine. August 1995. 39-42.


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

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Kyrie in D minor, 1825. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1986.

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, F. Hör mein Bitten, Orchesterfassung. Carus Verlag, Stuttgart, 1986.

Mendelssohn, F. Early Works for Piano, Early Works for Violin and Piano. Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Mendelssohn, F. Piano Sonata in B-flat minor. C. F. Peters, New York, 1981.

Mendelssohn, F. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden. A-R Editions, Madison, WI, 1981.


Todd, RL. ""Mache mich ein wenig Lärm vor"." Die Welt am Sonntag (February 2009): Kultur 62-Kultur 63.

Todd, RL. "Stefan Wolitz, Fanny Hensels Chorwerke (Tutzing, 2007)." Music & Letters 90 (2009), 689-91 (2009). (Review)

Todd, RL. "Florestan Trio (Hyperion Label) recording of the Mendelssohn Piano Trios." Nineteenth-Century Music Review (2007). (Review)

Todd, RL. ""Fanny Hensel's Op. 6 No. 1 and the Art of Musical Reminiscence"." Nineteenth-Century Music Review 4.2 (2007).

Todd, RL. "Mendelssohn the Musical Polymath." Piano Today (2005): 7, 24-.