BIRTHSBenita 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)
DEATHSLeonardo 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)
PREMIERESTamerlano 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.
BIRTHSGeorg 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)
DEATHSPierre 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)
PREMIERESUlysses 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.
BIRTHSCarl 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)
DEATHSCenobio 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)
PREMIERESMacbeth Ernest Bloch; Paris, Opéra-Comique, 2 November 1910.