Marc Moskovitz and R. Larry Todd, co-authors of Beethoven’s Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World, are hosting a release party/lecture demonstration/book signing at on Bone Hall of the Duke Univ Music Dept. The North Carolina Cello Society and The Regulator Bookshop are co-sponsoring the event, and The Regulator will be on-site to sell copies of the book. This event is free and open to the public.
In Beethoven's Cello, Moskovitz and Todd examine Beethoven’s seminal cornerstones of the cello repertoire and place them within their historical and cultural contexts. Featuring a preface by renowned cellist Steven Isserlis and concluding with the 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.
Marc D. Moskovitz is principal cellist of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. He has recorded the music of virtuoso cellists David Popper and Alfredo Piatti for the VAI label, and his American premiere of Zemlinsky's Cello Sonata was heralded by the Washington Post as 'an impassioned performance'. Moskovitz has contributed to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians; and his biography, Alexander Zemlinsky: A Lyric Symphony, was published by Boydell & Brewer in 2010.
R. Larry Todd is Arts and Sciences Professor at Duke University. Recognized as ‘Mendelssohn’s most authoritative biographer’ (The New Yorker), Todd is the author of Mendelssohn: A Life in Music, named Best Biography in 2003 by the Association of American Publishers, and Fanny Hensel: The Other Mendelssohn, awarded the ASCAP Nicholas Slonimsky Award for outstanding biography in music. As a pianist, he has recorded with Nancy Green the complete cello works of Mendelssohn and Fanny Hensel for JRI Recordings.
Beethoven's Cello: Five Revolutionary Sonatas and Their World by Marc D. Moskovitz, R. Larry Todd; 9781783272372; Boydell & Brewer; pub. date: 10/20/17