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22 November
BIRTHS * François Collin de Blamont French composer. (1690) * Conradin Kreutzer German composer and conductor. (1780) * José Augusto Ferreira Veiga Portuguese composer. (1838) * Jacques Jansen French baritone. (1913) * Benjamin Britten English composer. (1913) * Günter Reich Israeli bass. (1921) * Fikret Amirov Azerbaijani composer. (1922) * Gunther Schuller American composer. (1925) * Peter Hall English director. (1930) * Hans Zender German composer and conductor. (1936) * Theophil Antonicek Austrian musicologist. (1937) * Jerome Pruett American tenor. (1941) * Elizabeth Laurence English mezzo-soprano. (1949) * Kent Nagano American conductor. (1951) * Sumi Jo Korean soprano. (1962)

DEATHS * Bernardo Pasquini Italian composer. (1710) * Mattia Vento Italian composer. (1776) * Sophie Seyler German actress and writer. (1789) * Theobald Hilarius Marchand German singer. (1800) * Arthur Sullivan English composer and conductor. (1900) * Joseph Guy Ropartz French composer. (1955) * William Franke Harling American composer. (1958) * Ninon Vallin French soprano. (1961) * Aldous Huxley English writer. (1963) * Acario Cotapos Chilean composer. (1969) * Max Deutsch French composer. (1982)

PREMIERES Il Pastor fido George Frideric Handel; London, Queen's Theatre, 22 November 1712. Imeneo George Frideric Handel; London, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 22 November 1740. Le roi et le fermier Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny; Paris, Comédie-Italienne, 22 November 1762. Iris Pietro Mascagni; Roma, Teatro Costanzi, 22 November 1898.
 

23 November
BIRTHS * Etienne Joseph Floquet French composer. (1748) * Theodor Körner German poet and librettist. (1791) * Gábor Mátray Hungarian administrator and writer on music. (1797) * Ernst Schuch Austrian conductor. (1846) * Manuel de Falla Spanish composer. (1876) * Dezső Ernster Hungarian bass. (1898) * Terenzio Gargiulo Italian composer. (1905) * Jerry Bock American composer. (1928) * Pauline Tinsley English soprano. (1928) * Krzysztof Penderecki Polish composer. (1933) * William Lewis American tenor. (1935)

DEATHS * Michelangelo Faggioli Italian composer. (1733) * Anton Schweitzer German composer. (1787) * Friedrich Adam Hiller German composer. (1812) * Luigi Guido Beltrami Italian composer. (1834) * Josef Leopold Zvonař Czech composer. (1865) * Percy Pitt English conductor and manager. (1932) * Artur Bodanzky Austrian conductor. (1939) * Uzeir Hajibeyov Azerbaijani composer. (1948) * Lina Pasini-Vitale Italian soprano. (1959) * Jennie Tourel American mezzo-soprano. (1973) * Mario Peragallo Italian composer. (1996)

PREMIERES Robinson Crusoé Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 23 November 1867. L'attaque du moulin Alfred Bruneau; Paris, Opéra Comique, 23 November 1893. The Devil and Kate Antonín Dvořák; Prague, National Theatre, 23 November 1899. Kát'a Kabanová Leoš Janáček; Brno, National Theatre, 23 November 1921.
 

24 November
BIRTHS * Lorenzo Gibelli Italian composer. (1718) * Felice Alessandri Italian composer. (1747) * Scott Joplin American composer. (1868) * Marcos Redondo Spanish baritone. (1893) * René Maison Belgian tenor. (1895) * Norman Walker English bass. (1907) * Charles Osborne British writer. (1927) * Al'fred Shnitke Russian composer. (1934) * Maria Chiara Italian soprano. (1939) * Tod Machover American composer. (1953)

DEATHS * Karl Jacob Wagner German composer. (1822) * Karl Friedrich Hensler German librettist and director. (1825) * János Spech Hungarian composer. (1836) * Per Frigel Swedish composer. (1842) * Henri Reber French composer. (1880) * Ivar Andrésen Norwegian bass. (1940) * Simon Bucharoff American composer and pianist. (1955) * Guido Cantelli Italian conductor. (1956) * Vladimir Rosing Russian tenor and director. (1963) * Glynne Howell Welsh bass. (1969) * Mykhaylo Demyanovych Romens'ky Ukrainian bass. (1971) * Alexander Smallens American conductor. (1972) * Hall Overton American composer. (1972) * Godfrey Ridout Canadian composer. (1984) * Irmgard Seefried Austrian soprano. (1988)

PREMIERES Ernelinde, princesse de Norvège François-André Danican Philidor; Paris, Opéra, 24 November 1767. The Haunted Tower Stephen Storace; London, Drury Lane, 24 November 1789. L'occasione fa il ladro Gioachino Rossini; Venezia, Teatro S Moisè, 24 November 1812. Peer Gynt Werner Egk; Berlin, Staatsoper, 24 November 1938.