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22 July
BIRTHS * Ferdinand Tobias Richter Austrian composer. (1651) * Carlo Pepoli Italian poet and librettist. (1796) * Luigi Arditi Italian conductor and composer. (1822) * Victor Roger French composer. (1853) * Hans Rosbaud Austrian conductor. (1895) * Dennis Arundell English director and writer. (1898) * Licia Albanese American soprano. (1913) * Jiří Berkovec Czech composer and musicologist. (1922) * George Dreyfus Australian composer. (1928) * Conrad L Osborne American critic. (1934) * Ann Howard English mezzo-soprano. (1936) * Krasimir Kyurkchiiski Bulgarian composer. (1936) * Sandra Browne Trinidad mezzo-soprano. (1947) * Vladimir Alexandrovich Kobekin Russian composer. (1947)

DEATHS * Claude Boyer French dramatist. (1688) * Jean-Benjamin de La Borde French composer and writer on music. (1794) * François Foignet French singer and composer. (1845) * Karl Guhr German conductor and composer. (1848) * Pavel Bořkovec Czech composer. (1972) * Roger Fiske English musicologist. (1987) * Maud Cunitz German soprano. (1987) * Martti Talvela Finnish bass. (1989)

PREMIERES I masnadieri Giuseppe Verdi; London, Her Majesty's Theatre, 22 July 1847.
 

23 July
BIRTHS * Franz Berwald Swedish composer. (1796) * Johann Vesque von Püttlingen Austrian composer. (1803) * Géza Zichy Hungarian composer and poet. (1849) * Francesco Cilea Italian composer. (1866) * Ulderico Rolandi Italian writer. (1874) * Ava June English soprano. (1931) * Brian Dickie English administrator. (1941) * Susan Dunn American soprano. (1954) * Susan Graham American mezzo-soprano. (1960)

DEATHS * Wojciech Bogusławski Polish impresario, librettist and singer. (1829) * Hilarión Eslava Spanish composer. (1878) * Zygmunt Noskowski Polish composer. (1909) * Alfredo Luis Schiuma Argentine composer and conductor. (1963) * Matthieu Ahlersmeyer German baritone. (1979) * Georges Auric French composer. (1983) * Hermann Prey German baritone. (1998)
 

24 July
BIRTHS * Alexandre Dumas French dramatist and novelist. (1802) * Adolphe Adam French composer. (1803) * Frank Wedekind German poet and dramatist. (1864, 150 years) * Ernest Bloch American composer. (1880) * Hans Chemin-Petit German composer and conductor. (1902) * Caterina Jarboro American soprano. (1903) * Riccardo Malipiero Italian composer. (1914, 100 years) * Giuseppe Di Stefano Italian tenor. (1921) * Bernard Ładysz Polish bass. (1922) * Wilfred Josephs English composer. (1927) * Neil Howlett English baritone. (1934)

DEATHS * Francesco de Lemene Italian librettist. (1704) * Benedetto Marcello Italian composer. (1739) * Joseph Schuster German composer. (1812) * Sophie Gail French composer. (1819) * Joseph Eybler Austrian composer. (1846) * Max von Schillings German composer, conductor and administrator. (1933) * Rosina Storchio Italian soprano. (1945) * Armand Crabbé Belgian baritone. (1947) * Michalis Vlachopoulos Greek bass and stage designer. (1956)

PREMIERES Friedenstag Richard Strauss; Munich, Staatsoper, 24 July 1938. Don Rodrigo Alberto Ginastera; Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón, 24 July 1964. (50 years).