- Andres Briner
(b Mulhouse, Alsace, Aug 22, 1888; d Zürich, Oct 15, 1964). Swiss musicologist. He came of French-Swiss family, but settled in eastern Switzerland and did most of his work in German. He first studied engineering, taking a diploma in 1911 and a doctorate in 1914. He received his musical training at the conservatories of Zürich and Strasbourg. From 1913 to 1916 he studied with Reger at Meiningen and Jena and during 1916 he worked in Berlin with Siegfried Ochs. In 1921 he became musical director in Chur, Graubünden. The University of Zürich appointed him lecturer in 1912, honorary professor and director of the musicological seminar in 1932 and reader in 1950. From 1938 to 1948 he was president of the Schweizerischer Musikpädagogischer Verband; from 1948 onwards he served as vice-president of the International Folk Music Council.
Cherbuliez has made important contributions to Swiss musicology. His book Die Schweiz in der deutschen Musikgeschichte...