Glarean, Heinrich [Glareanus, Henricus; Loriti]
- Clement A. Miller
[Glareanus, Henricus; Loriti]
(b Mollis, canton of Glarus, June 1488; d Freiburg, March 28, 1563). Swiss music theorist, geographer and humanist. His father was a prosperous landowner and a member of the town council for 40 years. As a child Glarean first studied music and other subjects in Berne under Michael Rubellus. In 1501 Rubellus moved to Rottweil in the Black Forest and Glarean followed him, continuing his studies there for almost five years. More than 30 years later Glarean praised his teacher in his musical treatise Dodecachordon. On 5 June 1506 Glarean enrolled in the University of Cologne, where he first studied philosophy and theology, later mathematics and music. His music teacher was Johannes Cochlaeus, afterwards renowned as a theologian and opponent of Luther. Glarean admired him greatly and included several of Cochlaeus's musical examples in the Dodecachordon. After completing his university studies in 1510, Glarean received a licence to teach....