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30 August
BIRTHS * Bonifazio Asioli Italian composer. (1769) * Regina Resnik American mezzo-soprano, and director. (1922) * Gerhard Wimberger Austrian composer. (1923) * Mario Bernardi Canadian conductor. (1930) * Peter van der Bilt Dutch bass-baritone. (1936) * David Schiff American composer. (1945) * Dominique Visse French countertenor. (1955)

DEATHS * Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault French composer and singer. (1745) * Carl Diedrich Eule German conductor. (1827) * Adolphe Jullien French writer on music. (1932) * Fritz Feinhals German baritone. (1940) * Ernst Tautenhayn Viennese bass. (1944) * Gaetano Merola American conductor and impresario. (1953)

PREMIERES L'Olimpiade Antonio Caldara; Vienna, Teatro della Favorita, 30 August 1733. I Promessi sposi Amilcare Ponchielli; Cremona, Teatro della Concordia, 30 August 1856.
 

31 August
BIRTHS * Johann Paul Kunzen German composer. (1696) * Jean-Paul-Egide Martini French composer. (1741) * Jean-Etienne Despréaux French composer and administrator. (1748) * Ignaz Walter German composer and tenor. (1755) * Amilcare Ponchielli Italian composer. (1834) * Winifred Cecil American soprano. (1907) * Ramón Vinay Chilean baritone and later tenor. (1912) * Leif Roar Danish baritone. (1937) * Neill Archer English tenor. (1961)

DEATHS * Ottavio Tronsarelli Italian librettist. (1646) * Jean François Lallouette French composer. (1728) * François-André Danican Philidor French composer. (1795) * Nicola Sala Italian composer. (1801) * Christoph Friedrich Bretzner German playwright and librettist. (1807) * Carlo Enrico Pasta Italian composer. (1898) * Paul von Klenau Danish composer and conductor. (1946) * Paul Höffer German composer. (1949) * Antonin Trantoul French tenor. (1966) * Ottmar Gerster German composer. (1969) * Ljuba Welitsch Austrian soprano. (1996)
 

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, 300 years) * 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.