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

Todd, RL, and Moskovitz, M. Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World. Boydell Press, October 20, 2017.

Todd, RL. Preface to the first edition. January 1, 2013. Full Text

Todd, RL. Preface to the second edition. January 1, 2013. Full Text

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.


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

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. "Introduction." Nineteenth Century Music Review 15.3 (December 1, 2018): 325-328. Full Text

Todd, RL. "Late Brahms, Ancient Modes." Nineteenth Century Music Review 15.3 (December 1, 2018): 421-442. (Review) Full Text

Todd, RL. "Preface." Mendelssohn and His World (January 16, 2012): ix-xi.

Todd, RL. "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Thematically Systematic List of Musical Works (MWV)." Nineteenth Century Music Review 7.2 (November 2010): 135-142.

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

Cooper, JM, and Todd, RL. "Foreword: In honor of Peter Ward Jones." Journal of Musicological Research 29.2-3 (April 1, 2010): 85-null. Full Text

Cooper, JM, and Todd, RL. ""With true esteem and friendship": The correspondence of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy and Louis Spohr." Journal of Musicological Research 29.2-3 (April 1, 2010): 171-259. (Review) Full Text


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)