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02 October
BIRTHS * Antonín Emil Titl Moravian composer. (1809) * José Angel Montero Venezuelan composer. (1832) * Alfred Roller Austrian stage designer. (1864, 150 years) * Henry Février French composer. (1875) * Michel-Dimitri Calvocoressi Of Greek parentage translator and musicologist. (1877) * Boris Izrayelevich Anisfeld American painter and stage designer. (1879) * Alexey Fedorovich Kozlovsky Ukrainian composer. (1905) * Otmar Mácha Czech composer. (1922) * Giorgio Tadeo Italian bass. (1929) * Guy Chauvet French tenor. (1933) * William Johns American tenor. (1936) * Jonathan Summers Australian baritone. (1946) * John Brandstetter American baritone. (1949)

DEATHS * Andrea Mattioli Italian composer. (1679) * Owen Swiney Irish impresario. (1754) * Giuseppe Millico Italian soprano castrato and composer. (1802) * Bernard Ullman Hungarian impresario. (1885) * Max Bruch German composer. (1920) * Mirko Polič Slovene conductor and composer. (1951) * Jaroslav Doubrava Czech composer. (1960) * Rudolf Laubenthal German tenor. (1971) * Maria Ivogün Hungarian soprano. (1987) * Peter Herman Adler American conductor. (1990)

PREMIERES La Sacra rappresentazione di Abram e d'Isaac Ildebrando Pizzetti; Perugia, Teatro Morlacchi, 2 October 1937.
 

03 October
BIRTHS * Antoine Dauvergne French composer. (1713) * Yakov Borisovich Knyazhnin Russian librettist. (1742) * Heinrich Panofka Silesian singing teacher, violinist, composer and critic. (1807) * Mikhail Yur'yevich Lermontov Russian poet and novelist. (1814, 200 years) * Vilém Blodek Czech composer. (1834) * Savva Ivanovich Mamontov Russian impresario and director. (1841) * Learmont Drysdale Scottish composer. (1866) * Ludomir Michał Rogowski Polish composer. (1881) * Ming Cho Lee Chinese-American set designer. (1930) * Boldizsár Csiky Romanian composer. (1937) * Ton de Kruyf Dutch composer. (1937) * Ruggero Raimondi Italian bass. (1941)

DEATHS * Virgilio Mazzocchi Italian composer. (1646) * John Christopher Smith British composer. (1795) * Ludwig Wenzel Lachnith Bohemian composer. (1820) * Georges Onslow French composer. (1853) * Alessandro Lanari Italian impresario. (1862) * Karel Miry Belgian composer. (1889) * Carl Nielsen Danish composer. (1931) * Volodymyr Olexandrovych Femelidi Ukrainian composer. (1933) * Wilhelm Kienzl Austrian composer. (1941) * Malcolm Sargent English conductor. (1967) * Delia Reinhardt German soprano. (1974) * Hans Gál Austrian composer and musicologist. (1987) * Eleanor Steber American soprano. (1990)

PREMIERES L'ile de Merlin Christoph Willibald Gluck; Vienna, Schönbrunn Schlosstheater, 3 October 1758. The Padlock Charles Dibdin; London, Drury Lane, 3 October 1768. Leonora Ferdinando Paer; Dresden, Hoftheater, 3 October 1804. Eine Nacht in Venedig Johann Strauss; Berlin, Friedrich Wilhelmstädtisches Theater, 3 October 1883. The Yeomen of the Guard Arthur Sullivan; London, Savoy Theatre, 3 October 1888. Vom Fischer un syner Fru Othmar Schoeck; Dresden, Staatsoper, 3 October 1930.
 

04 October
BIRTHS * Domenico Corri Italian composer. (1746) * Francesco Fontanesi Italian scene designer. (1751) * Pamphile-Léopold-François Aimon French composer. (1779) * Giovanni Emanuele Bidera Italian librettist. (1784) * Charles Ferdinand Lenepveu French composer. (1840) * João Marcelino Arroio Portuguese composer. (1861) * Göta Ljungberg Swedish soprano. (1893) * Margherita Grandi Australian mezzo-soprano and soprano. (1894) * René Defossez Belgian composer. (1905) * Gianni Poggi Italian tenor. (1921) * Anna Reynolds English mezzo-soprano. (1931) * Alain Lombard French conductor. (1940) * Robert Wilson American designer, playwright and director. (1941) * John Aler American tenor. (1949) * Francisco Araiza Mexican tenor. (1950) * Robert Convery American composer. (1954)

DEATHS * Philipp Stolle German composer. (1675) * Abraham Alewijn Netherlands poet and playwright. (1721) * Henry Carey English dramatist and composer. (1743) * François-Guillaume Ménageot French painter and costume designer. (1816) * Andrá Bartay Hungarian composer. (1854) * William Beatty-Kingston English librettist and translator. (1900) * Alfredo Keil Portuguese composer. (1907) * Virgilio Lazzari Italian bass. (1953) * Set Svanholm Swedish tenor. (1964, 50 years) * Res Fisher German contralto. (1974) * Willi Schuh Swiss critic and musicologist. (1986)

PREMIERES Scylla et Glaucus Jean-Marie Leclair; Paris, Opéra, 4 October 1746 Ifigenia in Tauride Tommaso Traetta; Vienna, Schönbrunn, 4 October 1763. Elisabetta, regina d'Inghilterra Gioachino Rossini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 4 October 1815.