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Todd, R. Larry

Overview
Works: 135 works in 490 publications in 4 languages and 12,259 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Music  Musical settings 
Roles: Editor, Writer of accompanying material, Instrumentalist, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Adapter
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 )
23 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 2,138 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craftsman of felicitous but sentimental, saccharine works, Todd reexamines the composer's entire oeuvre, including many unpublished and little known works.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."--BOOK JACKET
Nineteenth-century piano music by R. Larry Todd ( Book )
20 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
Mendelssohn and his world ( Book )
12 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,119 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Bringing together previously unpublished essays by historians and musicologists, reflections on Mendelssohn written by his contemporaries, the composer's own letters, and early critical reviews of his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 ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 746 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
Fanny Hensel : the other Mendelssohn by R. Larry Todd ( Book )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 641 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]
Perspectives on Mozart performance by R. Larry Todd ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 626 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 )
11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ( )
6 editions published in 1981 in 4 languages and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Deutsche Gesänge, Osterfestkreis; Renaissance, Barock, Neuzeit
Mendelssohn and Schumann : essays on their music and its context ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mendelssohn studies by R. Larry Todd ( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the most recent trends in Mendelssohn research, covering three broad categories - reception history, historical and critical essays, and case studies of particular compositions
Early works for piano by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ( )
6 editions published in 1985 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 386 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 )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mendelssohn essays by R. Larry Todd ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 290 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
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 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The musical art : an introduction to Western music by R. Larry Todd ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Konzert in e-Moll für Violine und Orchester, op. 64, 1844/1845 = Concerto in E minor for violin and orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ( )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Elias : ein Oratorium nach Worten des Alten Testaments : per soli, coro ed orchestra, op. 70 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ( )
24 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in German and English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Piano music by Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel ( )
6 editions published in 2004 in 3 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der 115. Psalm : Non nobis Domine, op. 31 : per soli STB, coro SSAATTBB ed orchestra by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ( )
15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Der 95. Psalm : op. 46 : für Soli, Chor und Orchester by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ( )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
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Todd, Larry
Todd, Larry R.
Todd, Larry R. 1952-
Todd, Larry R. (Larry Ralph)
Todd, R. L. 1952-
Todd, R. Larry 1952-
Todd, Ralph L. 1952-
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Languages
English (135)
German (67)
Latin (8)
Spanish (1)
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