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Todd, R. Larry

Works: 129 works in 689 publications in 4 languages and 15,317 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Music  Oratorios  Vocal scores  Scores  History  Concertos  Drama  Sacred music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Interviewee, Other, Instrumentalist, ed, Arranger, Adapter, Composer
Classifications: ML410.M5, 780.92
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Most widely held works by R. Larry Todd
Mendelssohn : a life in music by R. Larry Todd( Book )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy was a distinguished composer and conductor, a legendary pianist and organist, and an accomplished painter and classicist. Lionized in his lifetime, he is best remembered today for several staples of the concert hall, and such popular music as "The Wedding March" and "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing."" "Now, in the first major Mendelssohn biography to appear in decades, R. Larry Todd offers a fresh account of this musical giant, based upon research in autograph manuscripts, correspondence, diaries, and paintings. Rejecting the view of the composer as a craftsman of felicitous but sentimental, saccharine works, Todd reexamines the composer's entire oeuvre, including many unpublished and little known works. He also explores Mendelssohn's changing awareness of his religious heritage, Wagner's virulent anti-Semitic attack on Mendelssohn's music, the composer's complex relationship with his sister Fanny Hensel, herself a child prodigy and prolific composer, his avocation as a painter and draughtsman, and his remarkable, polylingual correspondence with the cultural elite of his time."--Jacket
Nineteenth-century piano music by R. Larry Todd( Book )

22 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Mendelssohn and his world( Book )

21 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together previously unpublished essays by historians and musicologists, reflections on Mendelssohn written by his contemporaries, the composer's own letters, and early critical reviews of his music, this volume explores various facets of Mendelssohn's music, his social and intellectual circles, and his career. The essays in Part I cover the nature of a Jewish identity in Mendelssohn's music; his relationship to the Berlin Singakademie; the role of his sister Fanny Hensel, herself a child prodigy and accomplished composer; Mendelssohn's compositional craft in the Italian Symphony and selected concert overtures; his oratorio Elijah; his incidental music to Sophocles' Antigone; his anthem "Why, O Lord, delay forever?"; and an unfinished piano sonata. Part II presents little-known memoirs by such contemporaries as J.C. Lobe, A.B. Marx, Julius Schubring, C.E. Horsley, Max Mller, and Betty Pistor. Mendelssohn's letters are represented in Part III by his correspondence with Wilhelm von Boguslawski and Aloys Fuchs, here translated for the first time. Part IV contains late nineteenth-century critical reviews by Heinrich Heine, Franz Brendel, Friedrich Niecks, Otto Jahn, and Hans von Blow. --From publisher's description
Schumann and his world by R. Larry Todd( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We know Robert Schumann in many ways: as a visionary composer, a seasoned journalist, a cultured man of letters, and a genius who, having passed his mantle on to the young Brahms, succumbed to mental illness in 1856. Drawing on recent pathbreaking research, this collection offers new perspectives on this seminal nineteenth-century figure.In Part I, Leon Botstein and Michael P. Steinberg assess Schumann's efforts to place music at the center of German culture, in public and private sectors. Bernhard R. Appel offers a probing source study of one of Schumann's most personal works, the Album für die Jugend, Op. 68, while John Daverio considers the generic identity of Das Paradies und die Peri, and Jon W. Finson reexamines the first version of the Eichendorff Liederkreis. Gerd Nauhaus investigates Schumann's approach to the symphonic finale, and R. Larry Todd considers the intractable issue of quotations and allusions in Schumann's music. Part II presents letters and memoirs, including unpublished correspondence between Clara Schumann and Felix and Paul Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. In Part III, conflicting critical views of Schumann are juxtaposed. Some of these sources are translated into English for the first time.Originally published in 1994.The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Perspectives on Mozart performance by R. Larry Todd( Book )

13 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on Mozart Performance, published during the Mozart bicentennial year, is the first volume in a new series. It includes essays by distinguished musicologists and performers, each exploring a different aspect of Mozart's music in performance. Several studies consider the eighteenth-century roots of Mozart's approach to performance and examine such issues as the role of ornamentation (Paul Badura-Skoda, Frederick Neumann), improvisation (Katalin Komlos), cadenzas (Christoph Wolff), and Mozart's conception of tempos in
Mendelssohn, the Hebrides and other overtures : a midsummer night's dream, Calm sea and prosperous voyage, the Hebrides (Fingal's cave) by R. Larry Todd( Book )

20 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

10 editions published in 1981 in 4 languages and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mendelssohn studies( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and works of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy are enjoying a considerable resurgence of interest among musicologists, musicians, and music-lovers alike. This volume of ten essays presents the most recent trends in Mendelssohn research, covering three broad catagories--reception history, historical and critical essays, and case studies of particular compositions. Based on primary sources from the nineteenth century, including little known autograph manuscripts and letters of the composer, the volume examines Mendelssohn's historical reception, his relationships with such contemporaries as Franz Liszt, A.B. Marx, Eduard Devrient, and Friedrich Wilhelm IV, and such works as the Variations sérieuses, Preludes and Fugues Op. 35, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Overture, and Reformation Symphony
Mendelssohn and Schumann : essays on their music and its context( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Hensel : the other Mendelssohn by R. Larry Todd( Book )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) was an extraordinary musician and astute observer of European culture. Previously she was known mainly as the granddaughter of philosopher Moses Mendelssohn and the sister of composer Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, yet Hensel is now recognized as the leading woman composer of the nineteenth century. She produced well over four hundred compositions and excelled in short, lyrical piano pieces and songs of epigrammatic intensity, but the expressive range of her art also accommodated challenging virtuoso piano and chamber works, orchestral music, and cantatas written in imitation of J.S. Bach. Her gender and position in society restricted her from opportunities afforded her brother, however, who himself quickly rose to an international career of the first rank. Hensel's own sphere of influence revolved around her Berlin residence, where she directed concerts that attracted such celebrities as Franz Liszt, Clara Schumann, Clara Novello, and her brother Felix. In this semi-public space, shared with exclusive audiences drawn from the elite of Berlin society, Hensel found her own voice as pianist, conductor and composer. For much of her life, she composed for her own pleasure, and her brother ranked her songs among the very best examples of the genre. Felix silently incorporated several of the songs into his own early publications, while a few other songs were published anonymously. Hensel began releasing her works under her own name in 1847, only to die of a stroke as the first reviews of her music began to appear. Tragically, the vast majority of her music was forgotten for a century and a half before its recent rediscovery. Renowned Mendelssohn scholar R. Larry Todd now offers a compelling, full account of Hensel's life and music, her extraordinary relationship with her brother, her position in one of Berlin's most eminent families, and her courageous struggle to define her own public voice as a composer [Publisher description]
Mendelssohn's musical education : a study and edition of his exercises in composition : Oxford Bodleian ms. Margaret Deneke Mendelssohn C. 43 by R. Larry Todd( Book )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a study and critical edition of Mendelssohn's composition exercise book from his early period of study with Carl Friedrich Zelter (1819-1821). The workbook illustrates in considerable detail the young musician's struggle to master the rules of part writing and principles of counterpoint. Much of Zelter's systematic teaching method is grounded in the eighteenth-century theoretical tradition of Berlin; not surprisingly, the exercises bear the stamp of the music of J. S. Bach, which heavily influenced such Berlin musicians as C.P.E. Bach, C.F.C. Fasch, Marpurg, Kirnberger, Zelter and Mendelssohn. There is little doubt that the historicist attitude of the mature Mendelssohn--as seen in his efforts to revive the works of Bach and Handel and in his propensity toward strict contrapuntal techniques in his own music--was conditioned by these studies with Zelter. The publication of the workbook sheds new light on the early development of one ofthe most important nineteenth-century composers who, though affected by the new wave of romanticism that swept over Europe, never lost his respect for the past. No less important, the manuscript includes several previously unpublished pieces which rank among Mendelssohn's earliest compositions [Publisher description]
The New Grove early romantic masters 2 : Weber, Berlioz, Mendelssohn by John Warrack( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto, E minor, for violin and orchestra. Op. 64 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

36 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1838 Felix Mendelssohn wrote to the violin virtuoso Ferdinand David informing him that he was working on a violin concerto "… the opening theme, one in E minor runs through my head and it gives me no peace"; the concerto in the state described by Mendelssohn to David was never published in a performing edition. It was only rediscovered in 1988. One would think that such an important work would be adequately represented in modern editions true to the sources. Alas not even the score used today represents the orchestral parts Mendelssohn saw to print in 1845, but one heavily edited in the 1860s by Julius Rietz for the Mendelssohn Complete Edition. For the Bärenreiter Urtext edition, the Mendelssohn specialist R. Larry Todd has edited both the original version of the concerto as well as the later version known today. The first version of the concerto calls for the soloist to perform the orchestral tuttis, contains a shorter cadenza by Mendelssohn, many solo violin pitches in different octaves, passages with different orchestral scoring and many many surprises regarding articulation and dynamics. The later version goes back to the first edition orchestral parts published in 1845 and the piano reduction sanctioned by Mendelssohn. Todd makes use of all known sources including the letters between Mendelssohn and David as well as Mendelssohn and the original publishers where general schemes as well as specifics of articulation were exchanged. This first ever Urtext edition of one of the most popular violin concertos in the repertoire finally gives performers the opportunity of playing just what Mendelssohn wrote. The Bärenreiter Urtext edition offers the two versions of op. 64 back to back in score and parts together with facsimiles, an informative preface describing the genesis of the composition and a detailed critical commentary. This Bärenreiter Urtext edition offers: First ever Urtext edition of both versions of op. 64; Critical Commentary (Engl.) included with full score; Informative preface (Engl. / Ger.); Piano reductions each with an Urtext violin part and a second violin part prepared with fingerings and bowings. - Publisher
Elijah : an oratorio for full chorus of mixed voices, soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone soli (double solo quartet of mixed voices) and piano by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

67 editions published between 1965 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalwerke. 1. Für Chor und Orchester
Mendelssohn essays by R. Larry Todd( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In researching Mendelssohn's life over the last two and a half decades, R. Larry Todd uncovered much new information about the composer, his family, and his peers. He has presented these findings in academic papers and lectures. Now, he has gathered these essays into this single volume
Overture to Saint Paul : op. 36 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

38 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalwerke. 1. Für Chor und Orchester
Early works for piano by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

6 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The musical art : an introduction to Western music by R. Larry Todd( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early works for violin and piano by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

3 editions published in 1985 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalm no. 115 : for chorus and orchestra, op. 31 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalwerke. 2. Psalmen für Chor mit Begl
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Mendelssohn : a life in music
Alternative Names

Todd, Larry

Todd, Larry R.

Todd, Larry R. 1952-

Todd, Larry R. (Larry Ralph)

Todd, Larry R. (Larry Ralph), 1952-

Todd, R. L. 1952-

Todd, Ralph L. 1952-

Todd, Ralph Larry.

Todd, Ralph Larry 1952-

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Latin (9)

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Nineteenth-century piano musicMendelssohn and his worldSchumann and his worldPerspectives on Mozart performanceMendelssohn, the Hebrides and other overtures : a midsummer night's dream, Calm sea and prosperous voyage, the Hebrides (Fingal's cave)Mendelssohn studiesMendelssohn and Schumann : essays on their music and its contextFanny Hensel : the other Mendelssohn