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16 July
BIRTHS * Jacopo Ferretti Italian librettist. (1784) * Camille Du Locle French theatre director and librettist. (1832) * Eugène Ysaÿe Belgian composer and violinist. (1858) * Edward J Dent English musicologist and translator. (1876) * Emmy Bettendorf German soprano. (1895) * Goffredo Petrassi Italian composer. (1904) * Volodymyr Olexandrovych Femelidi Ukrainian composer. (1905) * Georgy Mushel' Russian composer. (1909) * Ivo Jirásek Czech composer. (1920) * Serge Baudo French conductor. (1927) * Ticho Parly American tenor. (1928) * Ezio Frigerio Italian painter and designer. (1930)

DEATHS * Johann David Heinichen German composer. (1729) * Caterino Mazzolà Italian poet and librettist. (1806) * Antonio Ghislanzoni Italian librettist. (1893) * Heinrich Hofmann German composer. (1902) * Tomás Barrera Spanish composer. (1938) * Lucien Muratore French tenor. (1954) * Alfred Deller English countertenor. (1979) * Jaroslav Krombholc Czech conductor. (1983) * David Ward Scottish bass. (1983) * Claire Watson American soprano. (1986) * Herbert von Karajan Austrian conductor and director. (1989) * Charles Bruck French conductor. (1995)

PREMIERES Die Entführung aus dem Serail Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vienna, Burgtheater, 16 July 1782.
 

17 July
BIRTHS * Luigi Agnesi Belgian bass and composer. (1833) * Vittorio Gnecchi Italian composer. (1876) * Boris Vladimirovich Asaf'yev Russian musicologist and composer. (1884) * Salvatore Allegra Italian composer. (1898) * Kristo Kono Albanian composer. (1907) * Everett Helm American composer. (1913) * Eleanor Steber American soprano. (1916) * Niccolò Castiglioni Italian composer. (1932) * Peter Schickele American composer and humourist. (1935) * Jorge Fernández-Guerra Spanish composer. (1952) * Dawn Upshaw American soprano. (1960)

DEATHS * Pascal Collasse French composer. (1709) * Jacques Cochereau French haute-contre. (1734) * Jean-Frédéric Edelmann Alsatian composer. (1794) * Gaetano Isola Italian composer. (1813) * Béni Egressy Hungarian composer and librettist. (1851) * Salvadore Cammarano Italian librettist and playwright. (1852) * Gábor Mátray Hungarian administrator and writer on music. (1875) * Gabriel Pierné French composer. (1937) * Fritz Krenn Austrian bass-baritone. (1964) * Eugène Bigot French conductor. (1965) * August Baeyens Belgian composer. (1966) * Marcos Redondo Spanish baritone. (1976) * Lamberto Gardelli Swedish conductor and composer. (1998)
 

18 July
BIRTHS * Giovanni Bononcini Italian composer. (1670) * William Corbett English composer. (1680) * s Maria Antonia Walpurgis German princess, composer, singer and patron. (1724) * Friedrich Fleischmann German composer. (1766) * Pauline Viardot French mezzo-soprano, composer and teacher. (1821) * Emil Młynarski Polish conductor and composer. (1870) * Arnulfo Miramontes Mexican composer. (1882) * Viktor Isidorovich Dolidze Georgian composer. (1890) * Zoltán Horusitzky Hungarian composer. (1903) * Yvonne Desportes French composer. (1907) * Carlo Franci Italian conductor and composer. (1927) * Kurt Masur German conductor. (1927) * Yury Mazurok Polish baritone. (1931) * R Murray Schafer Canadian composer and author. (1933) * David Walker English stage designer. (1934) * Edward Bond English dramatist and librettist. (1934) * Vessalina Kasarova Bulgarian mezzo-soprano. (1965)

DEATHS * Johann Krieger German composer. (1735) * Emil Hartmann Danish composer. (1898) * George W L Marshall-Hall Australian composer. (1915) * Witold Maliszewski Polish composer. (1939) * Dionyssios Lavrangas Greek composer, conductor and teacher. (1941) * Vítězslav Novák Czech composer. (1949) * Felicie Kaschovska Polish soprano. (1951) * Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili Georgian composer and conductor. (1965) * Göran Gentele Swedish director and administrator. (1972) * Gabrielle Ritter-Ciampi French soprano. (1974) * Federico Ghisi Italian composer. (1975) * Joly Braga Santos Portuguese composer and conductor. (1988) * Jerry Hadley American tenor. (2007)

PREMIERES Lodoïska Luigi Cherubini; Paris, Théâtre Feydeau, 18 July 1791.