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02 September
BIRTHS * Johann Georg Jacobi German librettist. (1740) * Per Frigel Swedish composer. (1750) * Giovanni Verga Italian writer. (1840) * Lamberto Landi Italian composer. (1882) * Rosetta Pampanini Italian soprano. (1896) * Wilhelm Strienz German bass. (1900) * Set Svanholm Swedish tenor. (1904) * Daniil Grigor'yevich Frenkel Soviet composer. (1906) * Dai-Keong Lee American composer. (1915) * Andrey Pavlovich Petrov Russian composer. (1930) * Michael Sahl American composer. (1934) * David Blake English composer. (1936) * Rudolph Angermüller German musicologist. (1940)

DEATHS * Max Schlosser German tenor. (1916) * Franz Schalk Austrian conductor. (1931) * Isidore De Lara English composer and singer. (1935) * Giulio Gatti-Casazza Italian impresario. (1940) * Wilhelm Rode German bass-baritone. (1959) * Tadeusz Baird Polish composer. (1981) * Helena Braun German soprano. (1990) * Otto Luening American composer and conductor. (1996) * Rudolf Bing British impresario. (1997)

PREMIERES Happy End Kurt Weill; Berlin, Theater am Schiffbauerdamm, 2 September 1929. Viimeiset kiusaukset Joonas Kokkonen; Helsinki, Finnish National Opera, 2 September 1975. The Lighthouse Peter Maxwell Davies; Edinburgh, Moray House Gymnasium, 2 September 1980.
 

03 September
BIRTHS * Giovanni Battista Costanzi Italian composer. (1704) * Ferdinand Zellbell Swedish composer. (1719) * Friedrich Wilhelm Gotter German poet and librettist. (1746) * Ernest Trow Carter American composer. (1866) * Eugen Fuchs German baritone. (1893) * Francisco Mignone Brazilian composer and conductor. (1897) * Abel Ehrlich Israeli composer. (1915) * Lila De Nobili Italian painter and designer. (1916) * Erik Saedén Swedish baritone. (1924) * Andrew D McCredie Australian scholar and teacher. (1930) * Rudolf Kelterborn Swiss composer. (1931) * Otto Ketting Dutch composer and conductor. (1935)

DEATHS * Pietro Antonio Fiocco Italian composer. (1714, 300 years) * Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev Russian writer. (1883) * Albéric Magnard French composer. (1914, 100 years) * Paul Lincke German composer and conductor. (1946) * Juan José Castro Argentine composer and conductor. (1968) * Harry Partch American composer. (1974) * Mafalda Favero Italian soprano. (1981) * Arthur Schwartz American composer. (1984) * Dora Labbette English soprano. (1984) * Morton Feldman American composer. (1987)

PREMIERES Zaïde, reine de Grenade Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer; Paris, Opéra, 3 September 1739.
 

04 September
BIRTHS * Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen German composer. (1761) * Mihály Mosonyi Hungarian composer. (1815) * François Bazin French composer. (1816) * Ján Levoslav Bella Slovak composer. (1843) * Edoardo Mascheroni Italian conductor and composer. (1852) * Adelheid Wette German writer. (1858) * Darius Milhaud French composer. (1892) * Antanas Račiūnas Lithuanian composer. (1905) * Alexander Moyzes Slovak composer. (1906) * Karel Horký Czech composer. (1909) * Rudolf Schock German tenor. (1915) * Delores Ziegler American mezzo-soprano. (1951) * René Pape German bass. (1964, 50 years)

DEATHS * Etienne de Jouy French librettist. (1846) * Jonathan Blewitt English composer. (1853) * Herman Zumpe German conductor and composer. (1903) * Edvard Grieg Norwegian composer. (1907)

PREMIERES Si j'étais roi Adolphe Adam; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 4 September 1852. L'aviatore Dro Francesco Balilla Pratella; Lugo, Teatro Comunale Rossini, 4 September 1920.