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Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809–1847)

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix (men’del-sōn-bär-tōl’dē). An eminent German composer and musician, grandson of Moses; born at Hamburg, Feb. 3, 1809; died at Leipzig, Nov. 4, 1847. Apart from his musical works, between one and two hundred in number, he was a voluminous correspondent. His ‘Letters’ were published in 1861 and 1863 (English translation, 1862–63); ‘Letters to the Moscheles’ (1888); ‘Selected Letters’ (London, 1894). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).