BIRTHSWilliam Michael Rooke Irish composer. (1794)
Enrico Bevignani Italian conductor and composer. (1841)
Ladislao Zavertal Czech-Italian conductor and composer. (1849)
Leopoldo Mugnone Italian conductor and composer. (1858)
Georg Vollerthun German composer and conductor. (1876)
Franco Capuana Italian conductor. (1894)
Peter Baxevanos Greek tenor. (1908)
Josef Traxel German tenor. (1916, 100 years)
Martin Turnovský Czech conductor. (1928)
Richard Bonynge Australian conductor. (1930)
Lella Cuberli American soprano. (1945)
Andrew Dalton Australian countertenor. (1950)
DEATHSCharles de Saint-Denis Saint-Evremond French man of letters. (1703)
Emile Zola French writer. (1902)
Rudi Stephan German composer. (1915)
Rosa Olitzka German contralto. (1949)
Aarre Merikanto Finnish composer. (1958)
W H Auden English poet and librettist. (1973)
Alexander Tcherepnin American composer. (1977)
PREMIERESAlessandro nelle Indie Giovanni Pacini; Napoli, Teatro S Carlo, 29 September 1824.
Ulisse Luigi Dallapiccola; Berlin, Deutsche Oper, 29 September 1968.
Toussaint David Blake; London, Coliseum, 29 September 1977.
BIRTHSJacques Aubert French composer. (1689)
Jerónimo Francisco de Lima Portuguese composer. (1741)
Justin Heinrich Knecht German composer. (1752)
Charles Villiers Stanford Irish composer. (1852)
Eamonn O'Gallagher Irish composer. (1906)
Arnold Elston American composer. (1907)
Harold D Rosenthal English writer. (1917)
Patricia Neway American soprano. (1919)
Giuseppe Campora Italian tenor. (1923)
Luboš Fišer Czech composer. (1935)
Andrew Shore English baritone. (1952)
DEATHSJohann Benjamin Michaelis German librettist. (1772)
Quirino Gasparini Italian composer. (1778)
Louis Lacombe French composer. (1884)
Hector-Jonathan Crémieux French playwright and librettist. (1892)
Laureano Fuentes Matons Cuban composer. (1898)
Walter Kollo German composer. (1940)
Louis Fourestier French conductor and composer. (1976)
Paul Dehn English librettist. (1976)
Virgil Thomson American composer and critic. (1989)
PREMIERESDie wüste Insel Joseph Schuster; Leipzig, Theater am Rannstädter Tor, 30 September 1779.
Cora och Alonzo Johann Gottlieb Naumann; Stockholm, Royal Opera Theatre, 30 September 1782.
Die Zauberflöte Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Vienna, Theater auf der Wieden, 30 September 1791.
Les pêcheurs de perles Georges Bizet; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 30 September 1863.
BIRTHSCharles VI Austrian patron and Holy Roman Emperor. (1685)
Anton Cajetan Adlgasser German composer. (1729)
Alessandro Pepoli Italian playwright and librettist. (1757)
Eduard Sobolewski American conductor and composer. (1804)
Paul Dukas French composer, teacher and critic. (1865)
Julius Kapp German writer on music. (1883)
Karl Rankl British conductor. (1898)
Marcel Wittrisch German tenor. (1901)
Herman D Koppel Danish composer. (1908)
Gerhard Stolze German tenor. (1926)
Sylvano Bussotti Italian composer, stage designer and director. (1931)
Peter Stein German director. (1937)
DEATHSPietro Simone Agostini Italian composer. (1680)
Pierre Corneille French poet and dramatist. (1684)
John Blow English composer and organist. (1708)
Giovanni Battista Bassani Italian composer. (1716, 300 years)
Louis-Claude-Armand Chardiny French composer and singer. (1793)
Regina Mingotti Italian-German singer. (1808)
Ernst Toch Austrian composer. (1964)
Petar Konjović Serbian composer. (1970)
Hans Wolfgang Poser German composer. (1970)
Richard Crooks American tenor. (1972)
George Singer Israeli conductor. (1980)
Lina Pagliughi Italian soprano. (1980)
Joonas Kokkonen Finnish composer. (1996)
PREMIERESHippolyte et Aricie Jean-Philippe Rameau; Paris, Opéra, 1 October 1733.
L'arbore di Diana Vicente Martín y Soler; Vienna, Burgtheater, 1 October 1787.
Christophorus Franz Schreker; Freiburg, 1 October 1978.
Thérèse John Tavener; London, Covent Garden, 1 October 1979.