Fe·lix [fee-liks; German fey-liks], /ˈfi lɪks; German ˈfeɪ lɪks/, Jacob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, 1809–47, German composer.
his grandfather, Mo·ses [moh-ziz, -zis; German moh-zes], /ˈmoʊ zɪz, -zɪs; German ˈmoʊ zɛs/, 1729–86, German philosopher.
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How to use Mendelssohn in a sentence
Frulein Fichtner had already departed, but the first violinist played Mendelssohn's famous concerto for violin.Music-Study in Germany | Amy Fay
He was actually an enthusiastic admirer of Beethovens later period; but he stopped short at Beethoven, or rather at Mendelssohn.The Life & Letters of Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky | Modeste Tchaikovsky
Mendelssohn, who had a great opinion of Chopin and the reverse of Kalkbrenner, was furious when he heard of this.
Chopin was in figure not unlike Mendelssohn, but the former was more lightly built and more graceful in his movements.
Karasowski is wrong in saying that Mendelssohn had no such pupils; he had not many, it is true, but he had a few.
British Dictionary definitions for Mendelssohn
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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