from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Mendelssohn, 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 Scotch (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.
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- n. German musician and romantic composer of orchestral and choral works (1809-1847)
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