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05 July
BIRTHS * Stefano Gobatti Italian composer. (1852) * Joseph Holbrooke English composer. (1878) * Volkmar Andreae Swiss conductor and composer. (1879) * Jean Cocteau French writer, film-maker, designer and aesthetic activist. (1889) * Stanford Robinson English conductor. (1904) * Gabriella Gatti Italian soprano. (1916) * George Rochberg American composer. (1918) * Oskar Czerwenka Austrian bass. (1924) * Kenneth Gaburo American composer. (1926) * Yutaka Makino Japanese composer. (1930) * Tom Krause Finnish baritone. (1934) * Stanley J Silverman American composer. (1938) * Donald Shanks Australian bass. (1940) * Angelo Gobbato Italian bass-baritone and director. (1943) * Kristine Ciesinski American soprano. (1952) * Isabelle Poulenard French soprano. (1961)

DEATHS * William Jackson English composer. (1803) * Victor Massé French composer. (1884) * Renato Simoni Italian critic, playwright and librettist. (1952) * A J Potter Irish composer. (1980) * Frederick Jagel American tenor. (1982) * Václav Trojan Czech composer. (1983)

PREMIERES Les deux aveugles Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 5 July 1855.
 

06 July
BIRTHS * Nicola Francesco Haym Italian composer, poet and theatre manager. (1678) * Friedrich Wilhelm Rust German composer. (1739) * Władysław Żeleński Polish composer. (1837) * Alberto Nepomuceno Brazilian composer. (1864) * Emile Jaques-Dalcroze Swiss composer and educator. (1865, 150 years) * Frederick Herman Martens American writer on music and librettist. (1874) * Hanns Eisler German composer. (1898) * Dorothy Kirsten American soprano. (1907) * Hugo Cole English composer. (1917) * Ernst Haefliger Swiss tenor. (1919) * Peter Glossop English baritone. (1928) * Deborah Cook American soprano. (1938) * Igor Dibák Slovak composer. (1947)

DEATHS * Ludovico Ariosto Italian poet and playwright. (1533) * Pietro Torri Italian composer. (1737) * Giovanni Battista Casali Italian composer. (1792) * Richard Suett English actor and singer. (1805) * Henri Meilhac French playwright and librettist. (1897) * Hermann Weil German baritone. (1949) * Lamberto Landi Italian composer. (1950) * Titta Ruffo Italian baritone. (1953) * Adelina Agostinelli Italian soprano. (1954) * Franklin Peale Patterson American composer and journalist. (1966) * Otto Klemperer German conductor. (1973)
 

07 July
BIRTHS * Arvid Niclas, von Höpken Swedish composer. (1710) * Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith Bohemian composer. (1746) * Gustav Mahler Austrian composer and conductor. (1860) * Gian Carlo Menotti American composer and librettist. (1911) * Veniamin Iosifovich Fleyshman Russian composer. (1913) * Georgine von Milinkovič Czech mezzo-soprano. (1913) * Yelena Obraztsova Russian mezzo-soprano. (1937) * Matti Salminen Finnish bass. (1945)

DEATHS * Denis Pierre Jean Papillon de la Ferté French administrator. (1794) * Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish playwright, politician, theatre owner-manager and impresario. (1816) * Nicola De Giosa Italian composer and conductor. (1885) * Giovanni Bottesini Italian conductor and composer. (1889) * Carlos Fernández Shaw Spanish librettist. (1911) * Franco Casavola Italian composer and critic. (1955) * Ernest Newman English writer on music. (1959) * Tibor Frešo Slovak composer and conductor. (1967) * Gladys Swarthout American contralto. (1969) * Vito Frazzi Italian composer. (1975)

PREMIERES The Ballad of Baby Doe douglas s. Moore; Central City, Colorado, Opera House, 7 July 1956. The Ice Break Michael Tippett; London, Covent Garden, 7 July 1977. The King Goes Forth to France Aulis Sallinen; Savonlinna, 7 July 1984.