( 1809–47), German composer and pianist; full name Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. His romantic music is elegant, light, and melodically inventive. Notable works include the overture Fingal’s Cave (1830-2) and the oratorio Elijah (1846) and eight volumes of Lieder ohne Worte (Songs Without Words) for piano.
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