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26 September
BIRTHS * Isaac Bickerstaff English playwright. (1733) * Wenzel Müller Austrian composer. (1767, 250 years) * Henry F Gilbert American composer. (1868) * Amilcare Zanella Italian composer. (1873) * George Gershwin American composer. (1898) * Eugen Suchoň Slovak composer. (1908) * Fritz Wunderlich German tenor. (1930) * Giacomo Manzoni Italian composer. (1932) * Dale Duesing American baritone. (1947) * Deborah Polaski American soprano. (1949) * Gary Lakes American tenor. (1950)

DEATHS * Vincenzo Grimani Italian cardinal, diplomat and librettist. (1710) * Paul Wranitzky Czech composer and conductor. (1808) * Vincenzo Federici Italian composer. (1826) * Richard Mount Edgcumbe English critic and amateur composer. (1839) * Béla Bartók Hungarian composer. (1945) * Mária Basilides Hungarian contralto. (1946) * Egon Seefehlner Austrian administrator. (1998) * Bernadette Greevy Irish mezzo-soprano. (2008)

PREMIERES Il Barbiere di Siviglia Giovanni Paisiello; St Petersburg, Hermitage, 15/26 September 1782. La pietra del paragone Gioachino Rossini; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 26 September 1812. La gazzetta Gioachino Rossini; Napoli, Teatro dei Fiorentini, 26 September 1816. Lucia di Lammermoor Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 26 September 1835. Mona Lisa Max von Schillings; Stuttgart, Kleines Haus, 26 September 1915.
 

27 September
BIRTHS * Giovanni Carlo Maria Clari Italian composer. (1677) * Philipp Hafner German playwright. (1735) * Cyril Scott English composer. (1879) * Vincent Youmans American composer. (1898) * Tauno Marttinen Finnish composer. (1912) * James Wilson Irish composer. (1922) * Michael Geliot English director. (1933) * Josephine Barstow English soprano. (1940) * Philip Gossett American musicologist. (1941) * Peter Dvorsky Slovak tenor. (1951) * Chris Merritt American tenor. (1952) * Peter Sellars American theatre and opera director. (1957)

DEATHS * Louis Véron French theatre director. (1867, 150 years) * Engelbert Humperdinck German composer. (1921) * Alexey Evlampiyevich Turenkov Belorussian composer. (1958)

PREMIERES Pimpinone Georg Philipp Telemann; Hamburg, Theater am Gänsemarkt, 27 September 1725. Lo frate 'nnamorato Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Napoli, Teatro dei Fiorentini, 27 September 1732.
 

28 September
BIRTHS * Juan Hidalgo Spanish composer. (1614) * Johann Mattheson German composer, singer, critic and theorist. (1681) * Franz Friedrich Siegmund August von Böcklin von Böcklinsau German composer and writer. (1745) * Prosper Mérimée French novelist and short-story writer. (1803) * Charles Lamoureux French conductor. (1834) * Michał Hertz Polish composer. (1844) * Donald J Grout American musicologist. (1902) * Marin Goleminov Bulgarian composer. (1908) * Vivian Fine American composer. (1913) * Václav Kašlík Czech composer, director and conductor. (1917, 100 years) * Alexander Grigor Harut‘yunyan Armenian composer. (1920) * Martin Bernheimer American critic. (1936) * Hans Peter Blochwitz German tenor. (1949) * Janice Hall American soprano. (1953)

DEATHS * Carlo Emanuele Barbieri de Barbieri Italian conductor and composer. (1867, 150 years) * Herman Melville American novelist, short-story writer and poet. (1891) * Rosa Raisa American soprano. (1963) * Jaro Prohaska Austrian bass-baritone. (1965) * Odette Florelle French soprano. (1974) * Rosette Anday Hungarian mezzo-soprano. (1977) * Eugène Bozza French composer. (1991)

PREMIERES The Haunted Manor Stanisław Moniuszko; Warsaw, Wielki Theatre, 28 September 1865.