Artist Bio

R. Larry Todd, Encounter leader

R. Larry Todd is Arts & Sciences Professor at Duke University. His books include Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, “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 ASCAP Slonimsky Award. A fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and National Humanities Center, he edits the Master Musicians Series (Oxford University Press). With Nancy Green, Todd has issued the complete cello/piano works of the Mendelssohns for JRI Recordings. Among his recent projects are the books Discovering Music (OUP) and, with Marc Moskovitz, Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World (Boydell & Brewer) and, with Nancy Green, the video Exploring Beethoven’s Cello Sonatas, available on YouTube.