WILLIAM MASON

William Mason (1829-1908) was born in Boston, Massachusetts, son of the renowned musical figure Lowell Mason. He first studied in Boston and was trained at the Boston Academy of Music. He travelled to Europe where he was the first American piano student of Franz Liszt and Ignaz Moscheles. He played in London and toured the United States as a pianist before settling in New York City. He led a chamber ensemble that introduced many works of Robert Schumann and other famous Europeans to Americans. He published numerous pedagogical works for piano and composed many piano works. He died in New York City.

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Gondolier’s Serenade

 
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Sleighing song

 
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