Hennes, Aloys

1827-1889

A teacher of piano and composer of educational music; born at Aix-laChapelle. He was a student in the Rhenish School of Music at Cologne, where he began his studies in 1844. His instructors were Heller and Reinecke. He became a successful teacher of piano and was known as such in Kreuznach, Alzey, Mayence and Wiesbaden. He settled in Berlin in 1872, continued teaching, and won a reputation as an educational composer by his Klavierunterrichtsbriefe. Hennes' daughter, Therese, a pupil of Kullak, was a successful pianist.