Cello Sonata Op.14

Composer: Peder Jørgensen Gram (b. 1881 - d. 1956)
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Composer: Peder Jørgensen Gram (b. 1881 - d. 1956)

Performance date: 02/07/2014

Venue: St. Brendan’s Church

Composition Year: 1914

Duration: 00:18:14

Recording Engineer: Richard McCullough, RTE

Instrumentation: vc, pf

Instrumentation Category:Duo

Artists: José Gallardo - [piano]
Andreas Brantelid - [cello]

Cello Sonata Op.14

Peder Gram was a Danish composer and conductor. He was taught
by organist Hermann Kallenbach of the church of Christiansborg palace from
1904-1907 he was student in the conservatory in Leipzig under Stephan Krehl,
Arthur Nikisch and Hans Sitt. During his time in Leipzig he wrote amongst other
pieces his quartet Op.3 which received the conservatory’s composition prize – the
Nikisch Prize. After an additional six months study in Dresden, Gram returned
to Copenhagen where he worked as composition and theory teacher. Amongst his
students were Knudåge Riisager and the Swedish composer John Fernström. From
1908-1913 he programmed a biannual symphony concert with predominantly
contemporary music. In 1912 he received The Anckerske Grant and travelled
through Germany and Austria and on to Paris. In 1914 he gave a concert with the
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra with the debut of his First Symphony.

From 1918-1931 he was conductor in the Danish Concert Association.
The Danish Concert Association had a very significant impact for the Copenhagen
music scene. They were very supportive of young Danish composers and set up the
most significant major solo, choral and orchestral works by both Danish and
foreign composers of the time. From 1937 to 1951 he was Director of Music at Danish