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02 July
BIRTHS * Pietro Ottoboni Italian patron and librettist. (1667) * Christoph Willibald Gluck . Composer. (1714) * Peter Ritter German cellist and composer. (1763) * Francesco Spetrino Italian conductor and composer. (1857) * Albert Szirmai American composer. (1880) * Tyrone Guthrie English producer. (1900) * Earl Robinson American composer. (1910) * Bryan Balkwill English conductor. (1922) * György Melis Hungarian baritone. (1923) * Ruth Berghaus German director. (1927) * Christian Johannes Du Plessis South African baritone. (1944) * Sylvain Cambreling French conductor. (1948) * Mani Mekler Israeli soprano. (1949)

DEATHS * Domenico Freschi Italian composer. (1710) * Jean-Jacques Rousseau Swiss theorist and composer. (1778) * François Bazin French composer. (1878) * Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Russian dramatist and short-story writer. (1904) * Felix Mottl Austrian conductor, arranger and composer. (1911) * Vladimir Kastorsky Russian bass. (1948) * Bartolomej Urbanec Slovak composer. (1983) * Beverly Sills American soprano and director. (2007)

PREMIERES Our Man in Havana Malcolm Williamson; London, Sadler's Wells Theatre, 2 July 1963.
 

03 July
BIRTHS * Laureano Fuentes Matons Cuban composer. (1825) * Alfredo Keil Portuguese composer. (1850) * Leoš Janáček Czech composer. (1854) * George M Cohan American composer and singer. (1878) * Josef von Manowarda Austrian bass. (1890) * David Webster British administrator. (1903) * David Ward Scottish bass. (1922) * Jean Eichelberger Ivey American composer. (1923) * Meyer Kupferman American composer. (1926) * Ken Russell British film and stage director. (1927) * Carlos Kleiber Argentine conductor. (1930) * Brigitte Fassbaender German mezzo-soprano. (1939) * Bernadette Greevy Irish mezzo-soprano. (1940)

DEATHS * Joseph Quesnel Canadian composer and playwright. (1809) * Józef Poniatowski Polish composer and tenor. (1873) * Richard Mohaupt German composer. (1957) * Clarence Loomis American composer. (1965, 50 years) * André Gailhard French composer. (1966) * Deems Taylor American composer and critic. (1966) * Nicola De Pirro Italian administrator. (1979) * Louis Durey French composer. (1979)
 

04 July
BIRTHS * Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis French composer and conductor. (1769) * Ole Olsen Norwegian composer. (1850) * Heinrich Zöllner German composer and conductor. (1854) * Philippe Gaubert French conductor. (1879) * Heinrich Kaminski German composer. (1886) * Roy Henderson Scottish baritone. (1899) * Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky Russian critic and composer. (1903) * Francesco Molinari-Pradelli Italian conductor. (1911) * Libu&shacek;e Domanínská Czech soprano. (1924) * Patricia Kern Welsh mezzo-soprano. (1927) * Zdzisława Donat Polish soprano. (1939)

DEATHS * Jean-Joseph Vadé French composer and dramatist. (1757) * Martin-Joseph Mengal Belgian composer. (1851) * Konstantin Petrovich Vil'boa Russian composer. (1882) * Auguste Mermet French composer. (1889) * Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray French composer. (1910) * Gabrielle Ferrari Italian-French composer. (1921) * John Christie English opera enthusiast. (1962) * Gilda Dalla Rizza Italian soprano. (1975)

PREMIERES Hugh the Drover Ralph Vaughan Williams; London, Royal College of Music, 4 July 1924.