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23 November
BIRTHS * Etienne Joseph Floquet French composer. (1748) * Theodor Körner German poet and librettist. (1791) * Gábor Mátray Hungarian administrator and writer on music. (1797) * Ernst Schuch Austrian conductor. (1846) * Manuel de Falla Spanish composer. (1876) * Dezső Ernster Hungarian bass. (1898) * Terenzio Gargiulo Italian composer. (1905) * Jerry Bock American composer. (1928) * Pauline Tinsley English soprano. (1928) * Krzysztof Penderecki Polish composer. (1933) * William Lewis American tenor. (1935)

DEATHS * Michelangelo Faggioli Italian composer. (1733) * Anton Schweitzer German composer. (1787) * Friedrich Adam Hiller German composer. (1812) * Luigi Guido Beltrami Italian composer. (1834) * Josef Leopold Zvonař Czech composer. (1865) * Percy Pitt English conductor and manager. (1932) * Artur Bodanzky Austrian conductor. (1939) * Uzeir Hajibeyov Azerbaijani composer. (1948) * Lina Pasini-Vitale Italian soprano. (1959) * Jennie Tourel American mezzo-soprano. (1973) * Mario Peragallo Italian composer. (1996)

PREMIERES Robinson Crusoé Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 23 November 1867. (150 years). L'attaque du moulin Alfred Bruneau; Paris, Opéra Comique, 23 November 1893. The Devil and Kate Antonín Dvořák; Prague, National Theatre, 23 November 1899. Kát'a Kabanová Leoš Janáček; Brno, National Theatre, 23 November 1921.
 

24 November
BIRTHS * Lorenzo Gibelli Italian composer. (1718) * Felice Alessandri Italian composer. (1747) * Scott Joplin American composer. (1868) * Marcos Redondo Spanish baritone. (1893) * René Maison Belgian tenor. (1895) * Norman Walker English bass. (1907) * Alfredo Kraus Spanish tenor. (1927) * Charles Osborne British writer. (1927) * Al'fred Shnitke Russian composer. (1934) * Maria Chiara Italian soprano. (1939) * Tod Machover American composer. (1953)

DEATHS * Karl Jacob Wagner German composer. (1822) * Karl Friedrich Hensler German librettist and director. (1825) * János Spech Hungarian composer. (1836) * Per Frigel Swedish composer. (1842) * Henri Reber French composer. (1880) * Ivar Andrésen Norwegian bass. (1940) * Simon Bucharoff American composer and pianist. (1955) * Guido Cantelli Italian conductor. (1956) * Vladimir Rosing Russian tenor and director. (1963) * Glynne Howell Welsh bass. (1969) * Mykhaylo Demyanovych Romens'ky Ukrainian bass. (1971) * Alexander Smallens American conductor. (1972) * Hall Overton American composer. (1972) * Godfrey Ridout Canadian composer. (1984) * Irmgard Seefried Austrian soprano. (1988)

PREMIERES Ernelinde, princesse de Norvège François-André Danican Philidor; Paris, Opéra, 24 November 1767. (250 years). The Haunted Tower Stephen Storace; London, Drury Lane, 24 November 1789. L'occasione fa il ladro Gioachino Rossini; Venezia, Teatro S Moisè, 24 November 1812. Peer Gynt Werner Egk; Berlin, Staatsoper, 24 November 1938.
 

25 November
BIRTHS * Félix Lope de Vega Spanish dramatist and librettist. (1562) * Johann Christian Frischmuth German composer. (1741) * Johann Friedrich Reichardt German composer. (1752) * Otto Carl Erdmann, von Kospoth German composer. (1753) * Antonio Ghislanzoni Italian librettist. (1824) * Heinrich Porges German editor and writer on music. (1837) * Stanisław Duniecki Polish composer. (1839) * Adelaide Saraceni Argentine soprano. (1895) * Virgil Thomson American composer and critic. (1896) * Arthur Schwartz American composer. (1900) * Adele Kern German soprano. (1901) * Ilja Hurník Czech composer. (1922) * Jean-Claude Malgoire French conductor. (1940) * Gerard Mortier Belgian administrator. (1943) * Håkon Hagegård Swedish baritone. (1945) * Yvonne Kenny Australian soprano. (1950)

DEATHS * Antoine-François Prévost French novelist and journalist. (1763) * Johann Peter Salomon German impresario and composer. (1815) * Giandomenico Boggio Italian librettist. (1816) * Karl Franz Brendel German music historian and critic. (1868) * Abramo Basevi Italian critic. (1885) * Joseph Rheinberger German composer, organist and teacher. (1901) * Davorin Jenko Slovene composer. (1914) * Lilian Baylis English theatre manager. (1937) * Henri Christiné French composer. (1941) * Paul Bender German bass. (1947) * Antonio Guarnieri Italian conductor and composer. (1952) * Matija Bravničar Slovene composer. (1977) * Anthony Burgess English composer and translator. (1993)

PREMIERES Martha Friedrich Flotow; Vienna, Kärntnertortheater, 25 November 1847. Iolanthe Arthur Sullivan; London, Savoy Theatre, 25 November 1882. Chopin Giacomo Orefice; Milano, Teatro Lirico, 25 November 1901.