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Todd, R. Larry

Works: 176 works in 737 publications in 4 languages and 16,204 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Songs and music  Biography  Oratorios  Vocal scores  Scores  History  Psalms (Music)  Drama  Chamber music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Other, Contributor, Adapter, Arranger, ed, 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( )

27 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 2,799 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craftsman of felicitous but sentimental, saccharine works, Todd reexamines the composer's entire oeuvre, including many unpublished and little known works.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 )

26 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Schumann and his world by R. Larry Todd( )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 1,571 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. This collection offers new perspectives on this 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. --From publisher's description
Mendelssohn and his world( Book )

20 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 1,563 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
Fanny Hensel : the other Mendelssohn by R. Larry Todd( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 736 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, 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 )

21 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concert overtures A Midsummer Night's Dream, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage, and The Hebrides (Fingal's Cave), conceived by Mendelssohn before the age of twenty, have ranked amongst the most enduring of the nineteenth-century orchestral repertoire. R. Larry Todd offers a historical, stylistic, and analytical guide to these three remarkable works which secured for Mendelssohn no small measure of his fame. After placing the overtures in the context of Mendelssohn's astonishing compositional development during the 1820s, the volume disentangles the complex history of their creation and considers in turn their style and formal structure, their contents as programme music, aspects of their orchestration and their reception and influence. All this is supported by a wealth of primary documents, including Mendelssohn's correspondence, memoirs of his friends, and nineteenth-century critical reviews
Perspectives on Mozart performance by R. Larry Todd( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 639 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
O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

7 editions published in 1981 in 3 languages and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mendelssohn studies( Book )

15 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 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 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 406 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]
Mendelssohn essays by R. Larry Todd( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 335 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
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 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalwerke. 1. Für Chor und Orchester
Beethoven's cello : five revolutionary sonatas and their world by Marc Moskovitz( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1796 the young Beethoven presented his first two cello sonatas at the court of Frederick William II, an avid cellist and the reigning Prussian monarch. Released in print the next year, these revolutionary sonatas forever altered the cello repertoire by fundamentally redefining the relationship between the cello and the piano and promoting their parity. Beethoven continued to develop the potential of the duo partnership in his three other cello sonatas - the lyrical and heroic Op. 69 and the two experimental sonatas Op. 102, No. 1 and No. 2, transcendent compositions conceived on the threshold of the composer's late style. In Beethoven's Cello, Marc D. Moskovitz and R. Larry Todd examine these seminal cornerstones of the cello repertoire and place them within their historical and cultural context. Also considered in a series of interludes are Beethoven's three variation sets, his cello-centric 'Triple' Concerto, and arrangements for cello and piano of other works. Two other interludes address the cellos owned by Beethoven and the changing nature of his pianos. Featuring a preface by renowned cellist Steven Isserlis and concluding with translated reviews of the composer's cello music published during his lifetime, Beethoven's Cello is the ideal companion for cellists, pianists, musicologists and chamber-music devotees desiring a comprehensive understanding of this beloved repertoire."--Jacket flap
Paulus : Oratorium nach Worten der Heiligen Schrift : per soli, coro ed orchestra, op. 36 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

25 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

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

29 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalwerke. 2. Psalmen für Chor mit Begl
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 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psalm no. 95 : for solo, chorus and orchestra, op. 46 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( )

28 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

II. Vokalwerke. 2. Psalmen
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Mendelssohn : a life in music
Nineteenth-century piano musicSchumann and his worldMendelssohn and his worldFanny Hensel : the other MendelssohnMendelssohn, the Hebrides and other overtures : a midsummer night's dream, Calm sea and prosperous voyage, the Hebrides (Fingal's cave)Perspectives on Mozart performanceMendelssohn studiesMendelssohn and Schumann : essays on their music and its context
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.

Todd, R. L. 1952-

Todd, R. Larry

Todd, Ralph L.

Todd, Ralph L. 1952-

Todd, Ralph Larry.

Todd, Ralph Larry 1952-

English (205)

German (118)

Latin (10)

Spanish (1)