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01 September
BIRTHS * Giacomo Torelli Italian stage designer, engineer and architect. (1608) * Emanuel Schikaneder Austrian dramatist, theatre director, actor, singer and composer. (1751) * Carl Bernhard Wessely German composer. (1768) * Gustav Schmidt German conductor and composer. (1816) * Engelbert Humperdinck German composer. (1854) * Cleofonte Campanini Italian conductor and violinist. (1860) * Adolphe Appia Swiss theatrical theorist and stage designer. (1862) * Tullio Serafin Italian conductor. (1878) * Othmar Schoeck Swiss composer. (1886) * Gervase Hughes English composer, conductor and writer on music. (1905) * Aksel Schiøtz Danish tenor. (1906) * Michel Roux French baritone. (1924) * Kostas Paskalis Greek baritone. (1929) * Orianna Santunione Italian soprano. (1934) * Seiji Ozawa American conductor. (1935) * Roger Soyer French bass. (1939) * Julia Varady Romanian soprano. (1941)

DEATHS * Francesco Lucio Italian composer. (1658) * Louis XIV Of France king and patron. (1715) * Giuseppe Giacosa Italian playwright and librettist. (1906) * Samuel Coleridge-Taylor English composer. (1912) * Michael Balling German conductor. (1925) * Stanislav Suda Czech composer. (1931) * Sabine Kalter Polish mezzo-soprano. (1957) * Graziella Pareto Spanish soprano. (1973)

PREMIERES The Siege of Rhodes Henry Cooke, Henry Lawes, Matthew Locke; London, Rutland House, September 1656. Didon to a libretto by Henry Desmarets; Paris, Opéra, 11 September 1693. Rodrigo George Frideric Handel; Firenze, Teatro del Cocomero, autumn 1707. Faust Louis Spohr; Prague, Estates Theatre, 1 September 1816.
 

02 September
BIRTHS * Johann Georg Jacobi German librettist. (1740) * Per Frigel Swedish composer. (1750) * Giovanni Verga Italian writer. (1840) * Lamberto Landi Italian composer. (1882) * Rosetta Pampanini Italian soprano. (1896) * Wilhelm Strienz German bass. (1900) * Set Svanholm Swedish tenor. (1904) * Daniil Grigor'yevich Frenkel Soviet composer. (1906) * Dai-Keong Lee American composer. (1915) * Andrey Pavlovich Petrov Russian composer. (1930) * Michael Sahl American composer. (1934) * David Blake English composer. (1936) * Rudolph Angermüller German musicologist. (1940)

DEATHS * Max Schlosser German tenor. (1916) * Franz Schalk Austrian conductor. (1931) * Isidore De Lara English composer and singer. (1935) * Giulio Gatti-Casazza Italian impresario. (1940) * Wilhelm Rode German bass-baritone. (1959) * Tadeusz Baird Polish composer. (1981) * Helena Braun German soprano. (1990) * Otto Luening American composer and conductor. (1996) * Rudolf Bing British impresario. (1997)

PREMIERES Happy End Kurt Weill; Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, 2 September 1929. Viimeiset kiusaukset Joonas Kokkonen; Helsinki, Finnish National Opera, 2 September 1975. The Lighthouse Peter Maxwell Davies; Edinburgh, Moray House Gymnasium, 2 September 1980.
 

03 September
BIRTHS * Giovanni Battista Costanzi Italian composer. (1704) * Ferdinand Zellbell Swedish composer. (1719) * Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter German poet and librettist. (1746) * Ernest Trow Carter American composer. (1866) * Eugen Fuchs German baritone. (1893) * Francisco Mignone Brazilian composer and conductor. (1897) * Abel Ehrlich Israeli composer. (1915) * Lila De Nobili Italian painter and designer. (1916) * Erik Saedén Swedish baritone. (1924) * Andrew D McCredie Australian scholar and teacher. (1930) * Rudolf Kelterborn Swiss composer. (1931) * Otto Ketting Dutch composer and conductor. (1935)

DEATHS * Pietro Antonio Fiocco Italian composer. (1714, 300 years) * Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev Russian writer. (1883) * Albéric Magnard French composer. (1914, 100 years) * Paul Lincke German composer and conductor. (1946) * Juan José Castro Argentine composer and conductor. (1968) * Harry Partch American composer. (1974) * Mafalda Favero Italian soprano. (1981) * Arthur Schwartz American composer. (1984) * Dora Labbette English soprano. (1984) * Morton Feldman American composer. (1987)

PREMIERES Zaïde, reine de Grenade Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer; Paris, Opéra, 3 September 1739.