R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences Professor at Duke University. His books include Mendelssohn: A Life in Music (Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Sein Leben, seine Musik), “likely to be the standard biography for a long time to come” (New York Review of Books), and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, which received the Slonimsky Prize.
He has published numerous articles on topics ranging from Obrecht, Haydn and Mozart to the Mendelssohns, the Schumanns, Liszt, Joachim, Brahms, and Webern. A fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation, he edits the Master Musician Series (OUP). He studied piano at the Yale School of Music and with Lilian Kallir, and has issued with Nancy Green the cello works of the Mendelssohns (JRI Recordings). He has recently co-authored with Marc Moskovitz Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World.