German composer known for being one of the most influential female composers of her time. She is remembered for works like Lied Ohne Worte (Song without Words).
She grew up with Jewish parents but was not raised in the Jewish tradition.
Due to prevailing attitudes towards women at the time, she released several of her early compositions under her father's name.
Her grandfather is philosopher Moses Mendelssohn.
One of her many famous relatives is her brother, composer Felix Mendelssohn.