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29 August
BIRTHS * Giovanni Battista Casti Italian librettist. (1724) * Georg Friedrich Treitschke German librettist and translator. (1776) * Hippolyte-Louis-Florent Bis French dramatist. (1789) * Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian playwright. (1862) * Helge Rosvaenge Danish tenor. (1897) * Norman Platt English baritone and director. (1920) * Thomas Stewart American baritone. (1926) * Anne Collins English contralto. (1943)

DEATHS * Giovanni De Gamerra Italian librettist. (1803) * Horace Coignet French composer. (1821) * Franz Gläser Bohemian composer. (1861) * Félicien David French composer. (1876) * Enrico Bevignani Italian conductor and composer. (1903) * René Leibowitz French composer and musicologist. (1972) * Lehman Engel American composer. (1982)

PREMIERES L'incontro improvviso Joseph Haydn; Eszterháza, 29 August 1775. Die Verschworenen Franz Schubert; Frankfurt, 29 August 1861.
 

30 August
BIRTHS * Bonifazio Asioli Italian composer. (1769) * Regina Resnik American mezzo-soprano, and director. (1922) * Gerhard Wimberger Austrian composer. (1923) * Mario Bernardi Canadian conductor. (1930) * Peter van der Bilt Dutch bass-baritone. (1936) * David Schiff American composer. (1945) * Dominique Visse French countertenor. (1955)

DEATHS * Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault French composer and singer. (1745) * Carl Diedrich Eule German conductor. (1827) * Adolphe Jullien French writer on music. (1932) * Fritz Feinhals German baritone. (1940) * Ernst Tautenhayn Viennese bass. (1944) * Gaetano Merola American conductor and impresario. (1953)

PREMIERES L'Olimpiade Antonio Caldara; Vienna, Teatro della Favorita, 30 August 1733. I Promessi sposi Amilcare Ponchielli; Cremona, Teatro della Concordia, 30 August 1856.
 

31 August
BIRTHS * Johann Paul Kunzen German composer. (1696) * Jean-Paul-Egide Martini French composer. (1741) * Jean-Etienne Despréaux French composer and administrator. (1748) * Ignaz Walter German composer and tenor. (1755) * Amilcare Ponchielli Italian composer. (1834) * Winifred Cecil American soprano. (1907) * Ramón Vinay Chilean baritone and later tenor. (1912) * Leif Roar Danish baritone. (1937) * Neill Archer English tenor. (1961)

DEATHS * Ottavio Tronsarelli Italian librettist. (1646) * Jean François Lallouette French composer. (1728) * François-André Danican Philidor French composer. (1795) * Nicola Sala Italian composer. (1801) * Christoph Friedrich Bretzner German playwright and librettist. (1807) * Carlo Enrico Pasta Italian composer. (1898) * Paul von Klenau Danish composer and conductor. (1946) * Paul Höffer German composer. (1949) * Antonin Trantoul French tenor. (1966) * Ottmar Gerster German composer. (1969) * Ljuba Welitsch Austrian soprano. (1996)