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26 August
BIRTHS * Matteo Capranica Italian composer. (1708) * Pierre-Joseph Bernard French poet and librettist. (1708) * Luis Misón Spanish composer. (1727) * Erik Anthon Valdemar Siboni Danish composer. (1828) * Gino Sinimberghi Italian tenor. (1913) * Humphrey Searle English composer. (1915) * Gré Brouwenstijn Dutch soprano. (1915) * Lazar Nikolov Bulgarian composer. (1922) * Wolfgang Sawallisch German conductor. (1923) * Andrew Porter British writer on music. (1928) * Gwendolyn Killebrew American mezzo-soprano. (1939) * Nicholas Braithwaite English conductor. (1939)

DEATHS * Theodor Körner German poet and librettist. (1813) * Sergey Ivanovich Zimin Russian impresario and director of a private opera company. (1942) * Franz Werfel Austrian poet and author. (1945) * Giuseppe De Luca Italian baritone. (1950) * Ralph Vaughan Williams English composer. (1958) * Emma Luart Belgian soprano. (1968) * Francesco Santoliquido Italian composer. (1971) * Lotte Lehmann German soprano. (1976) * Heinz Röttger German composer. (1977) * Charles Trowbridge Haubiel American composer. (1978) * Rudolf Hartmann German director. (1988) * Tibor Polgar Canadian composer and conductor. (1993)

PREMIERES Le astuzie femminili Domenico Cimarosa; Napoli, Teatro dei Fiorentini, 26 August 1794.
 

27 August
BIRTHS * Giacomo Orefice Italian composer and critic. (1865) * Jaroslav Křička Czech composer. (1882) * Alexander Pavlovich Ognivtsev Russian bass. (1920) * Stanley Hollingsworth American composer. (1924) * Barry Conyngham Australian composer. (1944) * Arley Reece American tenor. (1945) * Ann Murray Irish mezzo-soprano. (1949) * Sian Edwards British conductor. (1959)

DEATHS * Félix Lope de Vega Spanish dramatist and librettist. (1635) * Ignaz, von Seyfried Austrian composer and conductor. (1841) * Oscar Lorenzo Fernândez Brazilian composer. (1948)
 

28 August
BIRTHS * Agostino Accorimboni Italian composer. (1739) * Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, poet and librettist. (1749) * Sophie Gail French composer. (1775) * Antonio Somma Italian librettist. (1809) * Agustín Pérez Soriano Spanish composer. (1846) * Michael Balling German conductor. (1866, 150 years) * Umberto Giordano Italian composer. (1867) * Karl Böhm Austrian conductor. (1894) * Paul Henry Lang American musicologist. (1901) * Irene Jessner Canadian soprano. (1901) * Rudolf Wagner-Régeny German composer. (1903) * Richard Tucker American tenor. (1913) * Berislav Klobucar Croatian conductor. (1924) * Nicolae Herlea Romanian baritone. (1927) * István Kertész German conductor. (1929) * John Shirley-Quirk English bass-baritone. (1931) * Tito Capobianco American director and administrator. (1931) * Cristina Deutekom Dutch soprano. (1932) * Paul Plishka American bass. (1941) * Gustav Kuhn Austrian conductor. (1947) * Lucia Valentini-Terrani Italian mezzo-soprano. (1948)

DEATHS * Leigh Hunt English critic. (1859) * Josef Wenzig Czech writer and librettist. (1875) * Julius Hopp Austrian composer and translator. (1885) * Jean Nouguès French composer. (1932) * Adolfo Bracale Italian impresario and cellist. (1935) * Bohuslav Martinů Czech composer. (1959)

PREMIERES Costanza e Fortezza Johann Joseph Fux; Prague, amphitheatre of Hradschin [now Hradčany] Castle, 28 August 1723. Lohengrin Richard Wagner; Weimar, Grossherzogliches Hoftheater, 28 August 1850. Uno dei Dieci Gian Francesco Malipiero; Siena, Teatro dei Rinnuovati, 28 August 1971.