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02 August
BIRTHS * Pietro Righini Italian stage designer. (1683) * Arthur Bliss English composer. (1891) * Tom Williams Welsh baritone. (1902) * Karl Amadeus Hartmann German composer. (1905) * Hans Hopf German tenor. (1916) * John Dexter English director. (1925) * Marvin David Levy American composer. (1932) * Gundula Janowitz German soprano. (1937) * Allen Cathcart American tenor. (1938) * Hannelore Bode German soprano. (1941) * François Rochaix Swiss actor and director. (1942) * Roger Parker English writer. (1951)

DEATHS * Marie François Louis Gand Leblanc Roullet French writer. (1786) * James Hewitt American conductor, composer and publisher. (1827) * Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont French composer. (1914, 100 years) * Hamish MacCunn Scottish composer, conductor and teacher. (1916) * E N von Rezniček Austrian composer and conductor. (1945) * Pietro Mascagni Italian composer and conductor. (1945) * Próspero Bisquert Chilean composer. (1959) * Rosetta Pampanini Italian soprano. (1973) * Carlos Chávez Mexican composer. (1978) * Nijazi Azerbaijani conductor and composer. (1984) * Roger Vuataz Swiss composer. (1988)
 

03 August
BIRTHS * Francisco Asenjo Barbieri Spanish composer and musicologist. (1823) * Ivan Zajc Croatian composer. (1832) * Frederic Emes Clay English composer. (1838) * Constantino Gaito Argentine composer and conductor. (1878) * Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko Russian composer. (1885) * Siegfried Salomon Danish composer. (1885) * Richard Holm German tenor. (1912) * Elizabeth Forbes English writer. (1924) * Göran Järvefelt Swedish director. (1947) * Barseg Tumanyan Armenian bass. (1958) * Simon Keenlyside English baritone. (1959)

DEATHS * Sebastián Durón Spanish composer. (1716) * Giovanni Battista Martini Italian composer, teacher and writer on music. (1784) * Ambrogio Minoja Italian composer. (1825) * Wenzel Müller Austrian composer. (1835) * Per Pehr August Ölander Swedish composer. (1886) * August Klughardt German conductor and composer. (1902) * August Enna Danish composer. (1939) * Colette French writer. (1954) * Peter Raichev Bulgarian tenor. (1960) * Mosco Carner British writer on music. (1985) * Al'fred Shnitke Russian composer. (1998) * Elisabeth Schwarzkopf German soprano. (2006)

PREMIERES Il Mondo della luna Joseph Haydn; Eszterháza, first known performance, 3 August 1777, but possibly July 1777. Europa riconosciuta Antonio Salieri; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 3 August 1778. Guillaume Tell Gioachino Rossini; Paris, Opéra, 3 August 1829.
 

04 August
BIRTHS * Philippe de Bourbon French patron. (1674) * Giuseppe Colla Italian composer. (1731) * Maximilian Stadler Austrian composer. (1748) * Alexander Alexandrovich Alyab'yev Russian composer. (1787) * Silas G Pratt American composer. (1846) * Zakhary Petrovich Paliashvili Georgian composer. (1871) * Italo Montemezzi Italian composer. (1875) * Béla Balázs Hungarian librettist. (1884) * Marian Viktorovich Koval' Russian composer. (1907) * William Schuman American composer. (1910) * Jess Thomas American tenor. (1927) * Egisto Macchi Italian composer. (1928) * Gabriella Tucci Italian soprano. (1929) * Götz Friedrich German director. (1930) * Victor Braun Canadian baritone. (1935) * Reinhard Strohm German musicologist. (1942) * Peter Knapp English baritone. (1947) * Alicia Nafé Argentine mezzo-soprano. (1947) * Guy De Mey Belgian tenor. (1955)

DEATHS * John Burgoyne English dramatist. (1792) * José Melchor Gomis y Colomer Spanish composer. (1836) * Hans Christian Andersen Danish writer and librettist. (1875) * Carl Amand Mangold German conductor and composer. (1889) * Vladimir Ivanovich Rebikov Russian composer. (1920) * Alberto Franchetti Italian composer. (1942) * Kurt Striegler German conductor and composer. (1958) * Zbyněk Vostřák Czech composer. (1985) * Menahem Avidom Israeli composer. (1995)