Mendelssohn

[ men-dl-suh n; German men-duh l-zohn ]
/ ˈmɛn dl sən; German ˈmɛn dəlˌzoʊn /

noun

Fe·lix [fee-liks; German fey-liks] /ˈfi lɪks; German ˈfeɪ lɪks/, Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy,1809–47, German composer.
his grandfatherMo·ses [moh-ziz, -zis; German moh-zes] /ˈmoʊ zɪz, -zɪs; German ˈmoʊ zɛs/,1729–86, German philosopher.

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Mendelssohn
/ (ˈmɛndəlsən, German ˈmɛndəlzoːn) /

noun

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
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
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