1829–1908

Introduction

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Born: Jan­u­a­ry 24, 1829, Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

Died: Ju­ly 14, 1908, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Rose­dale Ce­me­te­ry, Mont­clair, New Jer­sey, not far from his fa­ther.

Biography

Third son of Lo­well Ma­son, Will­iam stu­died pi­a­no in Bos­ton, then went abroad, be­com­ing ac­quaint­ed with Liszt in Wei­mar, Ger­ma­ny. He re­turned to Am­er­i­ca in 1854 and made a tour as a con­cert pi­a­nist.

He lat­er set­tled in New York Ci­ty, in 1868 be­gan teach­ing pi­a­no.

Works

Dur­ing his life, Ma­son wrote about 10 hymn tunes, and some 40 pi­a­no piec­es.

Sources

Music