Andreis, Josip, eminent Croatian music historian; b. Split, March 19, 1909; d. Zagreb, Jan. 16, 1982. He received training in Romance languages at the univs. of Zagreb and Rome (graduated, 1931); also had private instruction in composition and attended the Zagreb Academy of Music, where he subsequently served on its faculty as prof. of music history and head of the musicology dept. (1945–72). He was ed. of the journal Muzičke novine (1950–51). His Historija muzike (3 vols., Zagreb, 1951–54; 2nd ed., rev, 1966) is the standard history of music in Serbo-Croat. He was general ed. of the Muzilka enciklopedija (2 vols., Zagreb, 1958, 1963), the pioneering publ. of its kind in Yugoslavia. He was founder-ed. of the musicological annual Arti musices (1969–70). Andreis’s contribution to the study of Croatian music history remains of great value.
Povijest glazbe (History of Music; Zagreb, 1942); Uvod u glazbenu estetiku (Introduction to the Aesthetics of Music; Zagreb, 1944); Hector Berlioz (Zagreb, 1946); Historija muzike (3 vols., Zagreb, 1951-54; 2nd ed., rev., 1966); with S. Zlatic, Yugoslav Music (Belgrade, 1959); Vječni Orfej (Eternal Orpheus; Zagreb, 1968); Music in Croatia (Zagreb, 1974).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire