Gram, Peder, Danish conductor and composer; b. Copenhagen, Nov. 25, 1881; d. there, Feb. 4, 1956. After graduation from the Univ. of Copenhagen, he studied theory at the Leipzig Cons, with Sitt and Krehl and conducting with Nikisch (1904-07). Returning to Copenhagen, he was chief conductor of the Danish Concert Soc. (1918-32) and head of the music dept. of the Danish Radio (1937-51). He publ. Musikens formlaere i grundtraek (1916), Moderne musik (1934), and Analytisk harmonilaere (1947), all in Copenhagen.
ORCH Romance for Violin and Orch. (1909); Symfonikfantasi (1908); Poeme lyrique (1911); 3 syms. (1913,1925, 1954); Violin Concerto (1919); Overture (1921); Festouverture (1927); Prolog til et drama af Shakespeare (1928); Intrada seria (1946). CHAMBER: 3 string quartets (1907,1928,1941); Piano Trio (1914); Cello Sonata (1914); Oboe Sonatina (1935); Wind Quintet (1943); piano pieces. VOCAL: Avalon for Soprano and Orch. (1916); Min ungdoms drm for Tenor and Orch. (1921); songs.
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