BIRTHSLouis XIV Of France king and patron. (1638)
František Antonín Míča Czech composer and conductor. (1694)
Christoph Martin Wieland German poet, dramatist and librettist. (1733)
Jean-Benjamin de La Borde French composer and writer on music. (1734)
Johann Christian Bach German composer. (1735)
Antonio Benelli Italian tenor, composer and singing teacher. (1771)
Giacomo Meyerbeer German composer. (1791)
Victorien Sardou French dramatist and librettist. (1831)
Manuel Giró Spanish composer. (1848)
Amy Marcy Beach American composer and pianist. (1867)
Renato Simoni Italian critic, playwright and librettist. (1875)
Uzeir Hajibeyov Azerbaijani composer. (1885)
Meta Seinemeyer German soprano. (1895)
Ebbe Hamerik Danish composer. (1898)
John Cage American composer and philosopher. (1912)
Peter Racine Fricker English composer. (1920)
Helen Gifford Australian composer. (1935)
Karita Mattila Finnish soprano. (1960)
DEATHSJohn Jacob Heidegger Swiss impresario. (1749)
François Devienne French composer. (1803)
Ferdinand Raimund Austrian dramatist, actor and theatre director. (1836)
Charles Percier French architect and stage designer. (1838)
Wolfgang Fortner German composer. (1987)
William S Mann English critic. (1989)
Virgilio Mortari Italian composer. (1993)
Georg Solti British conductor. (1997)
PREMIERESIl prigioniero superbo Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Napoli, Teatro S Bartolomeo, 5 September 1733.
La serva padrona Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Napoli, Teatro S Bartolomeo, 5 September 1733.
Un giorno di regno Giuseppe Verdi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 5 September 1840.
Aurora Héctor Panizza; Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón, 5 September 1908.
Satyagraha Philip Glass; Rotterdam, Netherlands Opera, 5 September 1980.
BIRTHSFerdinand Hummel German composer and harpist. (1855)
Muslim Mahomayev Azerbaijani composer. (1885)
Manfred Gurlitt German composer and conductor. (1890)
John Charles Thomas American baritone. (1891)
Pál Kadosa Hungarian composer. (1903)
Yevgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov Russian conductor. (1928)
Rumen Balyozov Bulgarian composer. (1949)
Omar Ebrahim English baritone. (1956)
Cynthia Haymon American soprano. (1958)
DEATHSFrancesco Provenzale Italian composer. (1704)
Carlo d'Ordonez Austrian composer. (1786)
Friedrich Wollank German composer. (1831)
Leopoldo Miguéz Brazilian composer. (1902)
Ernst Kraus German tenor. (1941)
Laura Pasini Italian soprano. (1942)
Walter Widdop English tenor. (1949)
Hanns Eisler German composer. (1962)
Anny Konetzni Austrian soprano. (1968)
Karl Rankl British conductor. (1968)
Dyneley Hussey English critic. (1972)
Guido Pannain Italian musicologist and composer. (1977)
Geoffrey Dunn English librettist, translator and tenor. (1981)
Luciano Pavarotti Italian tenor. (2007)
PREMIERESAcis et Galatée Jean-Baptiste Lully; Anet, château, 6 September 1686, and Paris, Opéra, 17 September 1686.
La clemenza di Tito Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Prague, National Theatre, 6 September 1791.
La Falena Antonio Smareglia; Venezia, Teatro Rossini, 6 September 1897.
La favola di Orfeo Alfredo Casella; Venezia, Teatro Goldoni, 6 September 1932.
Mary, Queen of Scots Thea Musgrave; Edinburgh, King's Theatre, 6 September 1977.
BIRTHSAntoine Danchet French librettist. (1671)
Jean Monnet French impresario and writer. (1703)
François-André Danican Philidor French composer. (1726)
Petar Stojanović Serbian composer. (1877)
Oscar O'Brien Canadian composer and folklorist. (1892)
Joan Cross English soprano. (1900)
Ahmed Adnan Saygun Turkish composer. (1907)
Kirill Vladimirovich Molchanov Russian composer. (1922)
Hugh Aitken American composer. (1924)
Giuseppe Giacomini Italian tenor. (1940)
Curtis Price American musicologist. (1945)
Eirian James Welsh mezzo-soprano. (1952)
Uwe Heilmann German tenor. (1960)
Angela Gheorghiu Romanian soprano. (1965, 50 years)
DEATHSHenry Desmarets French composer. (1741)
Buono Giuseppe Chiodi Italian composer. (1783)
Angelo Villanis Italian composer and conductor. (1865, 150 years)
Franz Wüllner German conductor. (1902)
Henry Hadley American conductor and composer. (1937)
Eduardo Sánchez de Fuentes Cuban composer. (1944)
Ludwig Suthaus German tenor. (1971)
Frédéric Adam French conductor, composer and administrator. (1984)
Vladimir Alexandrovich Vlasov Russian composer and conductor. (1986)
Armin Schibler Swiss composer. (1986)
Eric Crozier English librettist and director. (1994)
Niccolò Castiglioni Italian composer. (1996)
Peter Glossop English baritone. (2008)
PREMIERESLorenzaccio Sylvano Bussotti; Venezia La Fenice, 7 September 1972.