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31 October
BIRTHS * Benita Moreno Spanish soprano. (1792) * Louise Talma American composer. (1906) * August Everding German director and administrator. (1928) * Walter Steffens German composer. (1934) * Božena Ruk-Focič Croatian soprano. (1937)

DEATHS * Leonardo Leo Italian composer. (1744) * Francesco Maria Veracini Italian composer and violinist. (1768) * Girard de Propiac French composer. (1823) * Mihály Mosonyi Hungarian composer. (1870) * George Alexander Macfarren English composer and teacher. (1887) * John Luther Long American writer. (1927) * Max Reinhardt Austrian director. (1943) * Francis Toye English writer on music. (1964, 50 years) * Erich Sehlbach German composer. (1985) * Alan Bush English composer. (1995)

PREMIERES Tamerlano George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 31 October 1724. Giulietta e Romeo Nicola Vaccai; Milano, Teatro della Cannobiana, 31 October 1825. La vie parisienne Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Théâtre du Palais-Royal, 31 October 1866. L'amico Fritz Pietro Mascagni; Roma, Teatro Costanzi, 31 October 1891. Regina Marc Blitzstein; New York, 46th Street Theatre, 31 October 1949. Blood Wedding Sándor Szokolay; Budapest, Hungarian State Opera House, 31 October 1964 (50 years). A Penny for a Song Richard Rodney Bennett; London, Sadler's Wells, 31 October 1967.
 

01 November
BIRTHS * Georg Philipp Harsdörffer German poet and librettist. (1607) * Théodore-Jean Tarade French violinist and composer. (1731) * Antonín Volánek Czech composer. (1761) * Angelo Anelli Italian librettist. (1761) * Alessandro Nini Italian composer. (1805) * Guido Adler Austrian musicologist.. (1855) * Johan Wagenaar Dutch composer. (1862) * Roger Quilter English composer. (1877) * Eugen Jochum German conductor. (1902) * Bruno Bjelinski Croatian composer. (1909) * Gillian Knight English mezzo-soprano. (1909) * Ernest Blanc French baritone. (1923) * Victoria de Los Angeles Spanish soprano. (1923) * Giampietro Mastromei Italian baritone. (1932) * William Mathias Welsh composer. (1934)

DEATHS * Pierre van Maldere South Netherlands composer. (1768) * Pierre-Joseph Bernard French poet and librettist. (1775) * Edward Shuter English actor and singer. (1776) * Theodore Pease Stearns American composer. (1935) * Ezra Pound American poet and amateur composer. (1972) * Desmond Shawe-Taylor Anglo-Irish critic. (1995) * Silvio Varviso Swiss conductor. (2006)

PREMIERES Ulysses Reinhard Keiser; Copenhagen, Court Theatre, ?November 1722. Néron Anton Grigor'yevich Rubinstein; Hamburg, Theater am Dammtor, 1 November 1879. The Enchantress Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 20 October/1 November 1887. Mlada Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 20 October/1 November 1892. La passion selon Sade Sylvano Bussotti; Stockholm, Kungliga Teatern, 1 November 1968.
 

02 November
BIRTHS * Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf Austrian composer. (1739) * Auguste Charles Léonard François Vianesi Italian conductor. (1837) * José Cândido da Gama Malcher Brazilian composer. (1853) * Eugeniusz Morawski-Dąbrowa Polish composer. (1876) * S Earle Blakeslee American composer. (1883) * Giuseppe Lugo Italian tenor. (1898) * Luchino Visconti Italian director and designer. (1906) * Sigurd Björling Swedish baritone. (1907) * Tefta Tashko-Koço Albanian soprano. (1910) * Vieri Tosatti Italian composer. (1920) * Harold Farberman American composer. (1929) * Faye Robinson American soprano. (1943) * Patrice Chéreau French director. (1944) * Giuseppe Sinopoli Italian conductor and composer. (1946) * Ruth Falcon American soprano. (1946) * Dmitry Nikolayevich Smirnov Russian composer. (1948) * Marie McLaughlin Scottish soprano. (1954)

DEATHS * Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques Mexican composer. (1882) * Auguste Emmanuel Vaucorbeil French administrator and composer. (1884) * Maria Galvany Spanish soprano. (1944) * Bernard Shaw Irish dramatist, critic and polymath. (1950) * Dimitri Mitropoulos American conductor and composer. (1960) * Felice Lattuada Italian composer. (1962) * Roland-Manuel French composer and writer on music. (1966) * Eduardo Rodríguez-Losada Rebellón Spanish composer. (1973)

PREMIERES Macbeth Ernest Bloch; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 2 November 1910.