Moses Mendelssohn’s grandson was raised a Christian, but his compositions reflect his Jewish roots.
These two ex-friends saw Jews as the embodiment of the evils of liberalism.
A moral virtuoso.
Despite his contemptible beliefs and reprehensible behavior, the composer made a unique contribution to the world of music and expanded our awareness of human possibility.
While Wagner’s nationalist anti-Semitism is vilified, the anti-Semitism of contemporaneous Russian composers remains widely ignored.