[ (mend-l-suhn) ]
A nineteenth-century German composer and performer. Besides symphonies, overtures, and concertos, Mendelssohn composed oratorios, notably Elijah, and the incidental music for a production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
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