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19 September
BIRTHS * Paul-Marie Masson French musicologist. (1882) * Lyubomir Pipkov Bulgarian composer. (1904) * Anna Amalie Abert German musicologist. (1906) * Blanche Thebom American mezzo-soprano. (1918) * Zygmunt Krauze Polish composer. (1938) * Yevhen Stankovych Ukrainian composer. (1942) * Bonaventura Bottone English tenor. (1950) * Jeffrey Gall American countertenor. (1950)

DEATHS * Louis Fuzelier French dramatist and librettist. (1752) * Jan Tuček Bohemian composer. (1783) * Stanislas Champein French composer. (1830) * Henri Charles Chivot French librettist. (1897) * Tibor Harsányi French composer. (1954) * Albert Dupuis Belgian composer. (1967, 50 years) * Elise Stünzner German soprano. (1975) * Samuel L M Barlow American composer. (1982) * Guillermo Sarabia Mexican baritone. (1985) * María-Luísa Nache Spanish soprano. (1985) * Sir Geraint Evans Welsh baritone. (1992)
 

20 September
BIRTHS * Joseph Platzer Bohemian stage designer. (1751) * Pierre-François-Léonard Fontaine French architect and stage designer. (1762) * Giovanni Ruffini Italian librettist. (1807) * Johann Joseph Abert Bohemian composer. (1832) * Angelo Solerti Italian philologist and musicologist. (1865) * Gustave Doret Swiss composer. (1866) * Armand Marsick Belgian composer. (1877) * Ildebrando Pizzetti Italian composer. (1880) * Piotr Rytel Polish composer. (1884) * Leo Justinius Kauffmann German composer. (1901) * Göran Gentele Swedish director and administrator. (1917, 100 years)

DEATHS * Honoré Langlé French composer. (1807) * Maximilian Ulbrich Austrian civil servant and composer. (1814) * Michael Rophino Lacy English theatre musician. (1867, 150 years) * José Francisco Arroyo Spanish composer. (1886) * John Liptrot Hatton English composer. (1886) * Karel Bendl Czech composer. (1897) * Jean Sibelius Finnish composer. (1957) * Oscar O'Brien Canadian composer and folklorist. (1958) * Endre Koréh Hungarian bass. (1960) * Leslie Orrey English writer on music. (1981)
 

21 September
BIRTHS * Cigoli Italian scene designer and deviser of displays. (1559) * Gaetano Valeri Italian composer. (1760) * Louis-Emmanuel Jadin French composer. (1768) * Josef Richard Rozkošný Czech composer. (1833) * Otto Lohse German conductor. (1858) * Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński Polish composer. (1869) * Gustav Holst English composer. (1874) * Vladimir Ruzdjak Croatian baritone. (1922) * David Rosen American musicologist. (1938) * Atli Heimir Sveinsson Icelandic composer. (1938) * Jill Gomez British soprano. (1942) * Werner Krenn Austrian tenor. (1943) * Gail V Gilmore American mezzo-soprano. (1950) * Alessandro Corbelli Italian baritone. (1952) * Nina Rautio Russian soprano. (1957)

DEATHS * Giovanni Andrea Moniglia Italian librettist. (1700) * Alexander Reinagle English composer. (1809) * Emanuel Schikaneder Austrian dramatist, theatre director, actor, singer and composer. (1812) * Walter Scott Scottish poet and novelist. (1832) * José María Ponce de León Colombian composer. (1882) * Roger Quilter English composer. (1953) * Agnes Nicholls English soprano. (1959) * José Mojica Mexican tenor. (1974) * Tony Aubin French composer. (1981) * Arnold Matters Australian baritone. (1990) * Paul Henry Lang American musicologist. (1991)

PREMIERES Der Vampyr Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner; Stuttgart, Hoftheater, 21 September 1828. Marina pascual emilio Arrieta; Madrid, Teatro del Circo, 21 September 1855.