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21 August
BIRTHS * Francesco Schira Italian composer, conductor and singing teacher. (1809) * Hedwig Lachmann German translator and poet. (1865) * Queena Mario American soprano. (1896) * Wilhelm Killmayer German composer. (1927) * Alberto Basso Italian musicologist. (1931) * Janet Baker English mezzo-soprano. (1933)

DEATHS * Alessandro Felici Italian composer. (1772) * Peter Joseph von Lindpaintner German composer and conductor. (1856) * Nicola van Westerhout Italian composer. (1898) * Frederick Corder English translator and composer. (1932) * Stevan Hristić Serbian composer and conductor. (1958) * Timothy Spelman American composer. (1970) * Yvonne Gall French soprano. (1972) * Tatiana Troyanos American mezzo-soprano. (1993)

PREMIERES Betly Gaetano Donizetti; Napoli, Teatro Nuovo, 21 August 1836.
 

22 August
BIRTHS * Charles Percier French architect and stage designer. (1764) * Joseph-Denis Doche French composer. (1766) * Charles-Gaspard Delestre-Poirson French theatre manager, playwright and librettist. (1790) * Sir Alexander Mackenzie Scottish composer and conductor. (1847) * Claude Debussy French composer. (1862) * Raffaele Ariè Bulgarian bass. (1922) * Karlheinz Stockhausen German composer. (1928) * Robert Hale American bass-baritone. (1943)

DEATHS * Pierre-Luc-Charles Ciceri French stage designer and painter. (1868) * Ernst II German composer. (1893) * Georg Maikl Austrian tenor. (1951) * Edward J Dent English musicologist and translator. (1957) * Apolinary Szeluto Polish composer. (1966) * Mareo Ishiketa Japanese composer. (1996) * Ilva Ligabue Italian soprano. (1998)

PREMIERES Le maréchal ferrant François-André Danican Philidor; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 22 August 1761.
 

23 August
BIRTHS * Abel Seyler Swiss impresario and actor. (1730) * Moritz Moszkowski German composer. (1854) * Alfrēds Kalniņš Latvian composer. (1879) * Ernst Krenek American composer. (1900) * Stella Roman Romanian soprano. (1904) * Edvard Fliflet Braein Norwegian composer. (1924) * Sulkhan Fyodorovich Tsintsadze Georgian composer. (1925) * Raimund Herincx English bass-baritone. (1927) * Franz Ferdinand Nentwig German baritone. (1929) * Richard Meale Australian composer. (1932) * Celestina Casapietra Italian soprano. (1939)

DEATHS * Giuseppe Sellitto Italian composer. (1777) * Charles Boudousquié American impresario. (1866) * Albert Roussel French composer. (1937) * Oscar, II Hammerstein American librettist, lyricist and impresario. (1960)

PREMIERES Les indes galantes Jean-Philippe Rameau; Paris, Opéra, 23 August 1735. Il Re Teodoro in Venezia Giovanni Paisiello; Vienna, Burgtheater, 23 August 1784.