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17 November
BIRTHS * Michele Michel Carafa Italian composer. (1787) * Carlo Enrico Pasta Italian composer. (1817, 200 years) * John Troutbeck English translator. (1832) * Gerhard Schjelderup Norwegian composer. (1859) * Guido Pannain Italian musicologist and composer. (1891) * Max Deutsch French composer. (1892) * Raymond Chevreuille Belgian composer. (1901) * Charles Mackerras Australian conductor. (1925) * Leonardo Pinzauti Italian critic. (1926) * David Amram American composer and conductor. (1930) * John Dobson English tenor. (1930) * Alan Curtis American musicologist, harpsichordist and conductor. (1934) * Lorenzo Ferrero Italian composer. (1951)

DEATHS * Gian Francesco de Majo Italian composer. (1770) * Luigi Capotorti Italian composer. (1842) * Aniceto Ortega del Villar Mexican composer. (1875) * Heinrich Porges German editor and writer on music. (1900) * Georgi Atanasov Bulgarian composer and conductor. (1931) * Heitor Villa-Lobos Brazilian composer. (1959) * Eduard Tubin Estonian composer. (1982) * Peter Lindroos Finnish tenor. (2003)

PREMIERES Una cosa rara Vicente Martín y Soler; Vienna, Burgtheater, 17 November 1786. Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio Giuseppe Verdi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 17 November 1839. Mignon Ambroise Thomas; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 17 November 1866. V studni Vilém Blodek; Prague, Provisional Theatre, 17 November 1867. (150 years). The Sorcerer Arthur Sullivan; London, Opera Comique, 17 November 1877. Fedora Umberto Giordano; Milano, Teatro Lirico, 17 November 1898. Die Csárdásfürstin Emmerich Kálmán; Vienna, {Johann Strauss}-Theater, 17 November 1915.
 

18 November
BIRTHS * Felice Blangini French composer, singing teacher and tenor. (1781) * Henry R Bishop English composer. (1786) * Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre French stage designer and inventor. (1787) * Louis Lacombe French composer. (1818) * W S Gilbert English dramatist and librettist. (1836) * Eliška Krásnohorská Czech librettist and writer. (1847) * Ignacy Jan Paderewski Polish composer. (1860) * Amadeo Vives Spanish composer and writer. (1871) * Maria Ivogün Hungarian soprano. (1891) * Erich Sehlbach German composer. (1898) * Jess Walters American baritone. (1908) * Louis Mennini American composer. (1920) * William Mayer American composer. (1925) * Kazimierz Kord Polish conductor. (1930) * Tom Johnson American composer. (1939) * Moffatt Oxenbould Australian administrator and director. (1943)

DEATHS * Giuseppe de Majo Italian composer. (1771) * Georg Christoph Grosheim German composer. (1841) * Heinrich Panofka Silesian singing teacher, violinist, composer and critic. (1887) * Václav Kálik Czech composer. (1915) * John Barkworth English composer. (1929) * Léon Jongen Belgian composer. (1969) * Alois Hába Czech composer. (1973) * Alfred Jerger Austrian bass-baritone. (1976) * August Seider German tenor. (1989) * Dorothy Kirsten American soprano. (1992) * Wilfred Josephs English composer. (1996)

PREMIERES Aeneas i Cartago Joseph Martin Kraus; Stockholm, Royal Opera, 18 November 1799. Bogatïri Alexander Porfir'yevich Borodin; Moscow, Bol'shoy Theatre, 6/18 November 1867. (150 years). La Campana sommersa Ottorino Respighi; Hamburg, Stadttheater, 18 November 1927.
 

19 November
BIRTHS * Joseph Leopold Auenbrugger Austrian librettist. (1722) * Stanislas Champein French composer. (1753) * Wilhelm Mangold German violinist and composer. (1796) * Vicente Lleó Spanish composer. (1870) * Giovacchino Forzano Italian playwright, librettist and director. (1884) * Luigi Cortese Italian composer. (1899) * Daniel-Lesur French composer. (1908) * David Lloyd-Jones English conductor, editor and translator. (1934) * Agnes Baltsa Greek mezzo-soprano. (1944)

DEATHS * Wolfgang Carl Briegel German composer. (1712) * Bernard de Bury French composer. (1795) * Thomas Linley English composer. (1795) * Franz Schubert Austrian composer. (1828) * Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson French theatre manager, playwright and librettist. (1859) * Edmond Gondinet French playwright and librettist. (1888) * Amy Castles Australian soprano. (1951) * Josef Herrmann German baritone. (1955) * Emil Cooper Russian conductor. (1960) * Eidé Norena Norwegian soprano. (1968) * Andreas Nezeritis Greek composer. (1980) * Clara Petrella Italian soprano. (1987)

PREMIERES Dardanus Jean-Philippe Rameau; Paris, Opéra, 19 November 1739. Acante et Céphise Jean-Philippe Rameau; Paris, Opéra, 19 November 1751. L'ultimo giorno di Pompei Giovanni Pacini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 19 November 1825. L'assedio di Calais Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 19 November 1836. Geneviève de Brabant Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 19 November 1859. The Aspern Papers Dominick Argento; Dallas, Music Hall at Fair Park, 19 November 1988.