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23 August
BIRTHS * Abel Seyler Swiss impresario and actor. (1730) * Moritz Moszkowski German composer. (1854) * Alfrēds Kalniņš Latvian composer. (1879) * Ernst Krenek American composer. (1900) * Stella Roman Romanian soprano. (1904) * Edvard Fliflet Braein Norwegian composer. (1924) * Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze Georgian composer. (1925) * Raimund Herincx English bass-baritone. (1927) * Franz Ferdinand Nentwig German baritone. (1929) * Richard Meale Australian composer. (1932) * Celestina Casapietra Italian soprano. (1939)

DEATHS * Giuseppe Sellitto Italian composer. (1777) * Charles Boudousquié American impresario. (1866) * Albert Roussel French composer. (1937) * Oscar, II Hammerstein American librettist, lyricist and impresario. (1960)

PREMIERES Les indes galantes Jean-Philippe Rameau; Paris, Opéra, 23 August 1735. Il Re Teodoro in Venezia Giovanni Paisiello; Vienna, Burgtheater, 23 August 1784.
 

24 August
BIRTHS * Josef Weidmann German actor and dramatist. (1742) * Emanuele Muzio Italian conductor and composer. (1821) * Théodore Dubois French composer. (1837) * Eduard Nápravník Russian conductor and composer. (1839) * Felix Mottl Austrian conductor, arranger and composer. (1856) * Alberto Bimboni American composer. (1882) * Irma Beilke German soprano. (1904) * Bernhard Heiden American composer. (1910) * Niels Viggo Bentzon Danish composer. (1919) * Sharofiddin Sanginovich Saifiddinov Tajik composer. (1929) * Stephen Paulus American composer. (1949) * Francesca Zambello American director. (1956)

DEATHS * Jean-Baptiste Moreau French composer. (1733) * Gabriel-Vincent Thévenard French singer. (1741) * José Angel Montero Venezuelan composer. (1881) * Antonio Paoli Puerto Rican tenor. (1946) * Leo Blech German conductor and composer. (1958) * Maurice Schoemaker Belgian composer. (1964, 50 years) * Sláva Vorlová Czech composer. (1973) * Michael Head English composer. (1976)
 

25 August
BIRTHS * Giovanni Battista Borghi Italian composer. (1738) * Johann Gottfried Herder German writer. (1744) * Ludwig II Bavarian king and patron. (1845) * Robert Stolz Austrian composer and conductor. (1880) * Luigi Ferrari Trecate Italian composer. (1884) * Alberto Savinio Italian composer, writer and painter. (1891) * Stefan Wolpe American composer. (1902) * Arwel Hughes Welsh composer and conductor. (1909) * Jacopo Napoli Italian composer. (1911) * Villem Kapp Estonian composer. (1913) * Leonard Bernstein American composer and conductor. (1918) * Jürgen Rose German stage designer. (1937) * José Van Dam Belgian bass-baritone. (1940) * Ruth Ann Swenson American soprano. (1959)

DEATHS * Niccolò Jommelli Italian composer. (1774) * Domenico Paradies Italian composer. (1791) * Giovanni Battista Varesco Italian cleric, poet and musician. (1805) * Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher. (1900) * Robert Denzler Swiss conductor. (1972) * Roman Palester Polish composer. (1989) * Sylvia Fisher Australian soprano. (1996)