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29 July
BIRTHS * Johann Theile German composer. (1646) * Simeone Antonio Sografi Italian librettist. (1759) * Mona McBurney Australian composer. (1862) * Nicola Spinelli Italian composer. (1865) * Sigmund Romberg American composer and conductor. (1887) * Rudi Stephan German composer. (1887) * Aarre Merikanto Finnish composer. (1893) * Ludwig Weber Austrian bass. (1899) * Ján Cikker Slovak composer. (1911) * Charles Farncombe English conductor. (1919) * Avet Ruben Terteryan Armenian composer. (1929) * Peter Schreier German tenor. (1935) * Bernd Weikl Austrian baritone. (1942) * Alessandra Marc American soprano. (1957) * Olga Borodina Russian mezzo-soprano. (1963)

DEATHS * Vincenzo Amato Italian composer. (1670) * Franz Asplmayr Austrian composer and violinist. (1786) * Robert Schumann German composer. (1856) * Auguste Panseron French composer and singing teacher. (1859) * Brunswick French librettist. (1859) * Adolf Müller Austrian composer and kapellmeister. (1886) * Alexandre Luigini French conductor and composer. (1906) * Carlo D'Ormeville Italian librettist and impresario. (1924) * Gerhard Schjelderup Norwegian composer. (1933) * Maria Gay Spanish mezzo-soprano. (1943) * Edward Gordon Craig English stage designer. (1966) * George Szell American conductor. (1970) * Jonel Perlea Romanian conductor. (1970) * Oda Slobodskaya Russian soprano. (1970) * John Barbirolli English conductor. (1970) * William Mathias Welsh composer. (1992)

PREMIERES Claudine von Villa Bella Johann Friedrich Reichardt; Charlottenburg, Schlosstheater, 29 July 1789.
 

30 July
BIRTHS * Eugenio Terziani Italian conductor and composer. (1824) * Vojtěch Hřímalý Czech composer and conductor. (1842) * Charles Radoux-Rogier Belgian composer. (1877) * Anne Ridler English librettist and translator. (1912) * Ivo Lhotka-Kalinski Croatian composer. (1913) * Zbigniew Wiszniewski Polish composer. (1922) * Meredith Davies English conductor and organist. (1922) * Antoine Duhamel French composer. (1925) * Carlos Feller Argentine bass. (1925) * Yury Alexandrovich Falik Russian composer. (1936) * Teresa Cahill English soprano. (1944) * Marie Angel Australian soprano. (1953)

DEATHS * Philipp Hafner German playwright. (1764, 250 years) * Charles H Gilfert American theatre manager and composer. (1829) * Sem Dresden Dutch composer. (1957) * Lev Konstantinovich Knipper Russian composer. (1974) * Tonin Harapi Albanian composer. (1992)
 

31 July
BIRTHS * Nicolò Giovanardi Italian soprano castrato and composer. (1661) * Julie Candeille French singer, actress, composer and playwright. (1767) * François-Auguste Gevaert Belgian composer and administrator. (1828) * František Zdeněk Skuherský Bohemian composer. (1830) * Robert Planquette French composer. (1848) * Manuel Penella Spanish composer. (1880) * Ralph Koltai British stage designer. (1924) * Don Garrard Canadian bass. (1929) * Pedro Lavirgen Spanish tenor. (1930) * Steuart Bedford English conductor. (1939) * Patricia Wise American soprano. (1943) * Deborah Riedel Australian soprano. (1958)

DEATHS * Nicola Francesco Haym Italian composer, poet and theatre manager. (1729) * Denis Diderot French philosopher, critic and writer on music. (1784) * Johann Christian Frischmuth German composer. (1790) * Franz Liszt Hungarian composer, pianist and conductor. (1886) * Charles Harriss Canadian composer. (1929) * Arseny Pavlovich Gladkovsky Russian composer. (1945) * Günther Rennert German director and administrator. (1978) * Paul Le Flem French composer. (1984)