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Men·dels·sohn(mĕn′dl-sən, -zōn′), Felix Full name Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. 1809-1847.
German conductor, pianist, and composer of works characterized by emotional restraint and classical form, including the Italian (1833) and Scottish (1842) symphonies.
Mendelssohn, Moses 1729-1786.
German philosopher noted for his writings on the inborn ability of humans to recognize beauty, truth, and goodness. His influence and works aided the assimilation of Jews into German society.
Mendelssohn(ˈmɛndəlsən; German ˈmɛndəlzoːn)
1. (Biography) Felix (ˈfeːlɪks), full name Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. 1809–47, German romantic composer. His works include the overtures A Midsummer Night's Dream (1826) and Fingal's Cave (1832), five symphonies, the oratorio Elijah (1846), piano pieces, and songs. He was instrumental in the revival of the music of J. S. Bach in the 19th century
2. (Biography) his grandfather, Moses (ˈmoːzəs). 1729–86, German Jewish philosopher. His best-known work is Jerusalem (1783), in which he defends Judaism and appeals for religious toleration
Men•dels•sohn(ˈmɛn dl sən)
1. Felix (Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy), 1809–47, German composer.
2. his grandfather, Moses, 1729–86, German philosopher.