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18 June
BIRTHS * Maria Maddalena Musi Italian singer. (1669) * Antonio Maria Bononcini Italian composer. (1677) * Ignace Joseph Pleyel Austrian composer, publisher and piano maker. (1757) * Martin Andreas Udbye Norwegian composer. (1820) * Richard Heuberger Austrian composer. (1850) * Maurice Ordonneau French librettist. (1854) * Sabin Vasile Drăgoi Romanian composer. (1894) * Manuel Rosenthal French composer and conductor. (1904) * Ettore Mazzoleni Canadian conductor and teacher. (1905) * Vic Legley Belgian composer. (1915) * Simeon Pironkov Bulgarian composer. (1927) * Róbert Ilosfalvy Hungarian tenor. (1927) * Colin Brumby Australian composer. (1933) * Hans Vonk Dutch conductor. (1942) * Eva Marton Hungarian soprano. (1943)

DEATHS * Michel-Richard de Lalande French composer. (1726) * Johann André German composer and publisher. (1799) * Antoni Weinert Polish composer. (1850) * Joseph Hartmann Stuntz Swiss composer. (1859) * August Röckel German composer. (1876) * Learmont Drysdale Scottish composer. (1909) * Ignaz Schnitzer Austrian librettist. (1921) * Heinrich Schlusnus German baritone. (1952) * Willy Burkhard Swiss composer. (1955) * Alberto Bimboni American composer. (1960) * Volkmar Andreae Swiss conductor and composer. (1962) * Hans Kaart Dutch tenor. (1963) * Alexander Shamil'yevich Melik-Pashayev Georgian conductor and composer. (1964)

PREMIERES Der Freischütz Carl Maria von Weber; Berlin, Schauspielhaus, 18 June 1821. Noye's Fludde Benjamin Britten; Orford Church, Suffolk, 18 June 1958.
 

19 June
BIRTHS * Paris Francesco Alghisi Italian composer. (1666) * John Jacob Heidegger Swiss impresario. (1666) * François Rebel French composer, director and administrator. (1701) * Edmund Weber German composer. (1766) * John Bray American composer. (1782) * Carl Zeller Austrian composer. (1842) * Charles Edouard Lefebvre French composer. (1843) * Alfredo Catalani Italian composer. (1854) * Stevan Hristić Serbian composer and conductor. (1885) * Luigi Ronga Italian musicologist. (1901) * Mária Gyurkovics Hungarian soprano. (1913) * Henry Bardon British painter and set designer. (1923) * Anneliese Rothenberger German soprano. (1924) * Karel Kupka Czech composer. (1927)

DEATHS * Johann Ernst Eberlin German composer. (1762) * John Bray American composer. (1822) * Albert Reiss German tenor. (1940) * Helge Rosvaenge Danish tenor. (1972) * Murray Dickie Scottish tenor. (1995)

PREMIERES Il Viaggio a Reims Gioachino Rossini; Paris, Théâtre Italien, 19 June 1825. King Roger Karol Szymanowski; Warsaw, Wielki Theatre, 19 June 1926. Summer and Smoke Lee Hoiby; St Paul, Minnesota, O'Shaughnessy Auditorium, 19 June 1971.
 

20 June
BIRTHS * Joseph Martin Kraus German-Swedish composer. (1756) * Jacques Offenbach French composer. (1819) * Giannina Arangi-Lombardi Italian soprano. (1891) * Wilfrid Pelletier American conductor. (1896) * Hélène Bouvier French mezzo-soprano. (1905) * Miloš Vacek Czech composer. (1928) * Cornel Ţăranu Romanian composer. (1934) * Stafford Dean English bass. (1937) * Wolfgang Neumann Austrian tenor. (1945) * David Charlton British musicologist. (1946) * Brent Ellis American baritone. (1946)

DEATHS * Theodor Schacht German composer. (1823) * Michael Umlauf Austrian composer, conductor and violinist. (1842) * Giuseppe Mazza Italian composer. (1885) * Cesare Dominiceti Italian composer. (1888) * Théodore Lajarte French musicologist and composer. (1890) * Emma Nevada American soprano. (1940) * Johannes Sembach German tenor. (1944) * Minnie Nast German soprano. (1956) * Donald Oenslager American designer and historian. (1975)

PREMIERES La Navarraise Jules Massenet; London, Covent Garden, 20 June 1894. Albert Herring Benjamin Britten; Glyndebourne, 20 June 1947. The Devils of Loudun Krzysztof Penderecki; Hamburg, Staatsoper, 20 June 1969.