Mendelssohn[men′dəl sən, -sōn′, -zōn′]
Mendelssohn definition by Webster's New World
- Mendelssohn, Felix (full name Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy) 1809-47; Ger. composer: grandson of Moses
- Mendelssohn, Moses 1729-86; Ger. Jewish philosopher
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- Mendelssohnian adjective
Mendelssohn definition by American Heritage Dictionary
, 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.
, 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.