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Daniel Gregory Mason, musician. Member American Society of Composers.

Background

Mason, Daniel Gregory was born on November 20, 1873 in Brookline, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Henry and Helen Augusta (Palmer) Mason.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Harvard University, 1895. Doctor of Letters, Tufts, 1929. Doctor of Music, Oberlin College, 1931, University of Rochester, 1932.

Studied music in Boston, New York and Paris.

Career

Professor emeritus, music, Columbia University Composer: Elegy (piano), 1901. Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1912. Pastorale for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, 1913.

Country Pictures (piano), 1914. Quartet for Piano and Strings, 1914. First Symphony, 1915.

“Russians,” 1917; String Quartet on Negro themes, 1918. Prelude and Fugue (piano and orchestra), 1919. Silhouettes (piano), 1923.

Songs of the Countryside, 1926. Chanticleer Overture, 1929. Second Symphony, 1931.

Serenade (for string quartet), 1931. Suite after English Folk-songs, 1933. Third Symphony (“Lincoln”), 1936.

Etc. Author: From Grieg to Brahms, 1902. Beethoven and His Forerunners, 1904. The Romantic Composers, 1906.

Contemporary Composers, 1918. Artistic Ideals, 1927. The Dilemma of American Music, 1928.

Tune In, America, 1931. The Chamber Music of Brahms, 1933. Music in My Time, 1938.

The Quartets of Beethoven, 1947.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Composer: Elegy (piano), 1901. Sonata for Violin and Piano, 1912. Pastorale for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, 1913.

      Country Pictures (piano), 1914. Quartet for Piano and Strings, 1914. First Symphony, 1915.

      “Russians,” 1917

    • String Quartet on Negro themes, 1918. Prelude and Fugue (piano and orchestra), 1919. Silhouettes (piano), 1923.

      Songs of the Countryside, 1926. Chanticleer Overture, 1929. Second Symphony, 1931.

      Serenade (for string quartet), 1931. Suite after English Folk-songs, 1933. Third Symphony (“Lincoln”), 1936.

      Etc. Author: From Grieg to Brahms, 1902. Beethoven and His Forerunners, 1904. The Romantic Composers, 1906.

      Contemporary Composers, 1918. Artistic Ideals, 1927. The Dilemma of American Music, 1928.

      Tune In, America, 1931. The Chamber Music of Brahms, 1933. Music in My Time, 1938.

      The Quartets of Beethoven, 1947.

Membership

Member American Society of Composers.

Connections

Married Mary Lord Taintor Mason, October 8, 1904.

father:
Henry Mason

mother:
Helen Augusta (Palmer) Mason

spouse:
Mary Lord Taintor Mason