Alpen, Hugo

German-born composer, choral conductor and teacher who directed musical education in New South Wales from 1884.

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Born
Kellinghausen, Germany
26 Oct 1842
Died
Strathfield, Sydney
20 Jun 1917
Occupation

Alpen, Hugo

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Alpen influenced the musical culture of Sydney through his composition, teaching and conducting. As Superintendent of Music for New South Wales public schools, he emphasised singing and listening as part of music training for all students.