- Category : 1876-births
- Type : GP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Prevention 2
Swiss composer, pianist and music author, who was one of the first Swiss composers who experimented with bitonal and tritonal music, rather than a single tonality. Sulzberger's compositions were never well regarded by the Swiss critics of the time, since his style of composition was much before its time.
Sulzberger was of Swiss parentage. In 1900 he studied at the university and conservatory in Zürich, where he was in contact with Othmar Schoeck and Gabriel Fauré. He was recommended to pursue further studies in Paris with Charles Marie Widor and went there in 1906. He returned to Zürich in 1911. Sulzberger was a close friend and great admirer of Ferruccio Busoni, who had emigrated to Switzerland during the World War I. It also seems certain that in 1917 Sulzberger participated – apparently without result – in an event at the Dada gallery in Zürich, in which Hugo Ball and Tristan Tzara among others participated.
He died in 1941.