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30 September
BIRTHS * Jacques Aubert French composer. (1689) * Jerónimo Francisco de Lima Portuguese composer. (1741) * Justin Heinrich Knecht German composer. (1752) * Charles Villiers Stanford Irish composer. (1852) * Eamonn O'Gallagher Irish composer. (1906) * Arnold Elston American composer. (1907) * Harold D Rosenthal English writer. (1917) * Patricia Neway American soprano. (1919) * Giuseppe Campora Italian tenor. (1923) * Luboš Fišer Czech composer. (1935) * Andrew Shore English baritone. (1952)

DEATHS * Johann Benjamin Michaelis German librettist. (1772) * Quirino Gasparini Italian composer. (1778) * Louis Lacombe French composer. (1884) * Hector-Jonathan Crémieux French playwright and librettist. (1892) * Laureano Fuentes Matons Cuban composer. (1898) * Walter Kollo German composer. (1940) * Louis Fourestier French conductor and composer. (1976) * Paul Dehn English librettist. (1976) * Virgil Thomson American composer and critic. (1989)

PREMIERES Die wüste Insel Joseph Schuster; Leipzig, Theater am Rannstädter Tor, 30 September 1779. Cora och Alonzo Johann Gottlieb Naumann; Stockholm, Royal Opera Theatre, 30 September 1782. Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vienna, Theater auf der Wieden, 30 September 1791. Les pêcheurs de perles Georges Bizet; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 30 September 1863.
 

01 October
BIRTHS * Charles VI Austrian patron and Holy Roman Emperor. (1685) * Anton Cajetan Adlgasser German composer. (1729) * Alessandro Pepoli Italian playwright and librettist. (1757) * Eduard Sobolewski American conductor and composer. (1804) * Paul Dukas French composer, teacher and critic. (1865) * Julius Kapp German writer on music. (1883) * Karl Rankl British conductor. (1898) * Marcel Wittrisch German tenor. (1901) * Herman D Koppel Danish composer. (1908) * Gerhard Stolze German tenor. (1926) * Sylvano Bussotti Italian composer, stage designer and director. (1931) * Peter Stein German director. (1937)

DEATHS * Pietro Simone Agostini Italian composer. (1680) * Pierre Corneille French poet and dramatist. (1684) * John Blow English composer and organist. (1708) * Giovanni Battista Bassani Italian composer. (1716, 300 years) * Louis-Claude-Armand Chardiny French composer and singer. (1793) * Regina Mingotti Italian-German singer. (1808) * Ernst Toch Austrian composer. (1964) * Petar Konjović Serbian composer. (1970) * Hans Wolfgang Poser German composer. (1970) * Richard Crooks American tenor. (1972) * George Singer Israeli conductor. (1980) * Lina Pagliughi Italian soprano. (1980) * Joonas Kokkonen Finnish composer. (1996)

PREMIERES Hippolyte et Aricie Jean-Philippe Rameau; Paris, Opéra, 1 October 1733. L'arbore di Diana Vicente Martín y Soler; Vienna, Burgtheater, 1 October 1787. Christophorus Franz Schreker; Freiburg, 1 October 1978. Thérèse John Tavener; London, Covent Garden, 1 October 1979.
 

02 October
BIRTHS * Antonín Emil Titl Moravian composer. (1809) * José Angel Montero Venezuelan composer. (1832) * Alfred Roller Austrian stage designer. (1864) * Henry Février French composer. (1875) * Michel-Dimitri Calvocoressi Of Greek parentage translator and musicologist. (1877) * Boris Izrayelevich Anisfeld American painter and stage designer. (1879) * Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky Ukrainian composer. (1905) * Otmar Mácha Czech composer. (1922) * Giorgio Tadeo Italian bass. (1929) * Guy Chauvet French tenor. (1933) * William Johns American tenor. (1936) * Jonathan Summers Australian baritone. (1946) * John Brandstetter American baritone. (1949)

DEATHS * Andrea Mattioli Italian composer. (1679) * Owen Swiney Irish impresario. (1754) * Giuseppe Millico Italian soprano castrato and composer. (1802) * Bernard Ullman Hungarian impresario. (1885) * Max Bruch German composer. (1920) * Mirko Polič Slovene conductor and composer. (1951) * Jaroslav Doubrava Czech composer. (1960) * Rudolf Laubenthal German tenor. (1971) * Maria Ivogün Hungarian soprano. (1987) * Peter Herman Adler American conductor. (1990)

PREMIERES La Sacra rappresentazione di Abram e d'Isaac Ildebrando Pizzetti; Perugia, Teatro Morlacchi, 2 October 1937.