Swiss composer; b. Waden-swil, near Zürich, Aug. 26,1878; d. Zürich, Aug. 9,1940. He studied theology and music in Berlin, where he was a singing teacher (1902–12). He then was a pastor in Arosa, Switzerland, and then in 1917 became a voice teacher at the Zürich Cons. His choral works and songs acquired great popularity in his homeland. He also publ, several manuals on singing.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire