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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.
 

19 July
BIRTHS * Jean-Baptiste Davaux French composer. (1742) * Alessio Prati Italian composer. (1750) * Jonathan Blewitt English composer. (1782) * Michael Rophino Lacy English theatre musician. (1795) * Gottfried Keller Swiss poet and novelist. (1819) * Mariss Vētra Latvian tenor. (1901) * Günter Bialas German composer. (1907) * Aldo Protti Italian baritone. (1920) * Amy Shuard English soprano. (1924) * Gerd Albrecht German conductor. (1935) * Yasuko Hayashi Japanese soprano. (1948)

DEATHS * Achille Graffigna Italian composer and conductor. (1896) * Avelino de Aguirre Lizaola Spanish composer. (1901) * Philip Napier Miles English composer. (1935) * Carlo Zangarini Italian librettist. (1943) * Will Marion Cook American composer and conductor. (1944) * Henri Miró Canadian composer and conductor. (1950) * Max Ettinger German composer. (1951) * Jean Roger-Ducasse French composer. (1954) * João Gomes Brazilian composer. (1963) * Gino Negri Italian composer and critic. (1991) * Henry Bardon British painter and set designer. (1991)

PREMIERES The Rising of the Moon Nicholas Maw; Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 19 July 1970.
 

20 July
BIRTHS * Ignaz Vitzthumb South Netherlands composer, conductor and impresario. (1720) * Henri Hamal South Netherlands composer. (1744) * Joseph Lefèbvre French composer. (1761) * Jakob Haibel Austrian composer and singer. (1762) * Ignaz Schuster Austrian actor, singer and composer. (1779) * Hans Sommer German composer. (1837) * Alick Maclean English composer and conductor. (1872) * Déodat de Séverac French composer. (1872) * Anny Helm Austrian soprano. (1903) * Gunnar de Frumerie Swedish composer. (1908) * Hermann Uhde German baritone. (1914) * Michael Gielen Austrian conductor. (1927) * Gregory Dempsey Australian tenor. (1931)

DEATHS * Francesco Bartolomeo Conti Italian composer. (1732) * Johann Christoph Pepusch German composer and theatre musician. (1752) * François Hippolyte Barthelemon French composer. (1808) * Joseph-Denis Doche French composer. (1825) * Jan Bedřich Kittl Bohemian composer. (1868, 150 years) * Federico Chueca Spanish composer and conductor. (1908) * Emil Schipper Austrian baritone. (1957) * Joseph Keilberth German conductor. (1968, 50 years) * Richard Holm German tenor. (1988) * Earl Robinson American composer. (1991) * Matteo Manuguerra French baritone. (1998)