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05 September
BIRTHS * Louis 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)

DEATHS * John 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)

PREMIERES Il 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.
 

06 September
BIRTHS * Ferdinand 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)

DEATHS * Francesco 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)

PREMIERES Acis 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.
 

07 September
BIRTHS * Antoine 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)

DEATHS * Henry 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)

PREMIERES Lorenzaccio Sylvano Bussotti; Venezia La Fenice, 7 September 1972.