Peder Gram

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Gram, before 1946

Peter Jørgensen Gram (25 November 1881 – 4 February 1956) was a Danish composer and organist.[1][2]

Gram was born in Copenhagen and studied at the Leipzig Conservatory under Stephan Krehl, Arthur Nikisch and Hans Sitt.[3] From 1908, he worked as a conductor in Copenhagen,[4] and from 1918 to 1932, he led the performances of the Dansk Koncertforening.[5] From 1937 to 1951 he was Director of Music at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation.[6][7]

He composed three symphonies, a symphonic fantasy, a tone poem, two overtures, a violin concerto, chamber works, piano works and songs.


  1. ^ March, I.; Greenfield, E.; Livsey, A.; Layton, R.; Czajkowski, P. (2008). The Penguin Guide to Recorded Music. PENGUIN GUIDE TO RECORDED CLASSICAL MUSIC. Penguin. p. 478. ISBN 978-0-14-103335-8. Retrieved February 14, 2018. Even for those with a keen interest in Danish music, Peder Gram is just a name among the younger contemporaries of Carl Nielsen. He was an influential figure and administrator in his day and ended up as the wartime head of music at Danish Radio. His pre-war Second Symphony caused something of a stir, though after its completion he felt that his creative fires were beginning to cool, and so, as a retirement present and to ...
  2. ^ Kappel, V. (1967). Contemporary Danish composers against the background of Danish musical life and history. Danes of the present and past. Det Danske Selskab. p. 50. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  3. ^ Clausen, J.; Krogh, T. (1936). Danmark i fest og glæde: redaktion: Julius Clausen, Torben Krogh. Danmark i fest og glæde: redaktion: Julius Clausen, Torben Krogh (in Danish). C. Erichsen. p. 329. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  4. ^ Lynge, G. (1917). Danske komponister i det 20. aarhundredes begyndelse: med portræter og faksimilenodetryk efter komponisternes manuskripter (in Danish). E. H. Jung. p. 389. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  5. ^ Universitets-jubilæets danske, Samfund (2008). Danske studier. Universitets-jubilæets danske samfunds skriftserie (in Danish). Akademi̊sk Forlag. p. 190. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  6. ^ Christiansen, E. (1950). Statsradiofonien, 1925–1950 (in Danish). Gyldendal. p. 46. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  7. ^ Tonekunstnerselskab, Unge; Komponistforening, Dansk; tonekunstnerforening, Dansk; forening, Dansk musikpædagogisk (1956). Dansk musiktidsskrift (in Danish). Unge tonekunstnerselskab. p. 30. Retrieved February 14, 2018.

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