WILLIAM MASON - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION SIGNED 08/18/1881 - HFSID 274580
WILLIAM MASON. Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "Wm. Mason/Aug 18, 1881", 4½x2½ slip. Above the signature are three measures of music each in bass and treble cleft.
Sale Price $324.00
WILLIAM MASON. Autograph Musical Quotation signed: "Wm. Mason/Aug 18, 1881", 4½x2½ slip. Above the signature are three measures of music each in bass and treble cleft. American composer, concert pianist and author William Mason (1829-1908) was the son of composer Lowell Mason, and the older brother of Henry Mason, who co-founded the piano manufacturing firm of Mason and Hamlin. William, the first American piano student of Franz Liszt, introduced Americans to the music of Robert Schumann and other European composers during the Civil War era, and he was known in his own right for his Chopinesque compositions for the piano. He also wrote a number of books on piano method and technique. Mounting adhesive remnants on verso show through lightly. Slightly soiled. Otherwise, fine condition.
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