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28 August
BIRTHS * Agostino Accorimboni Italian composer. (1739) * Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German writer, poet and librettist. (1749) * Sophie Gail French composer. (1775) * Antonio Somma Italian librettist. (1809) * Agustín Pérez Soriano Spanish composer. (1846) * Michael Balling German conductor. (1866) * Umberto Giordano Italian composer. (1867) * Karl Böhm Austrian conductor. (1894) * Paul Henry Lang American musicologist. (1901) * Irene Jessner Canadian soprano. (1901) * Rudolf Wagner-Régeny German composer. (1903) * Richard Tucker American tenor. (1913) * Berislav Klobucar Croatian conductor. (1924) * Nicolae Herlea Romanian baritone. (1927) * István Kertész German conductor. (1929) * John Shirley-Quirk English bass-baritone. (1931) * Tito Capobianco American director and administrator. (1931) * Cristina Deutekom Dutch soprano. (1932) * Paul Plishka American bass. (1941) * Gustav Kuhn Austrian conductor. (1947) * Lucia Valentini-Terrani Italian mezzo-soprano. (1948)

DEATHS * Leigh Hunt English critic. (1859) * Josef Wenzig Czech writer and librettist. (1875) * Julius Hopp Austrian composer and translator. (1885) * Jean Nouguès French composer. (1932) * Adolfo Bracale Italian impresario and cellist. (1935) * Bohuslav Martinů Czech composer. (1959)

PREMIERES Costanza e Fortezza Johann Joseph Fux; Prague, amphitheatre of Hradschin [now Hradčany] Castle, 28 August 1723. Lohengrin Richard Wagner; Weimar, Grossherzogliches Hoftheater, 28 August 1850. Uno dei Dieci Gian Francesco Malipiero; Siena, Teatro dei Rinnuovati, 28 August 1971.
 

29 August
BIRTHS * Giovanni Battista Casti Italian librettist. (1724) * Georg Friedrich Treitschke German librettist and translator. (1776) * Hippolyte-Louis-Florent Bis French dramatist. (1789) * Maurice Maeterlinck Belgian playwright. (1862) * Helge Rosvaenge Danish tenor. (1897) * Norman Platt English baritone and director. (1920) * Thomas Stewart American baritone. (1926) * Anne Collins English contralto. (1943)

DEATHS * Giovanni De Gamerra Italian librettist. (1803) * Horace Coignet French composer. (1821) * Franz Gläser Bohemian composer. (1861) * Félicien David French composer. (1876) * Enrico Bevignani Italian conductor and composer. (1903) * René Leibowitz French composer and musicologist. (1972) * Lehman Engel American composer. (1982)

PREMIERES L'incontro improvviso Joseph Haydn; Eszterháza, 29 August 1775. Die Verschworenen Franz Schubert; Frankfurt, 29 August 1861.
 

30 August
BIRTHS * Bonifazio Asioli Italian composer. (1769) * Regina Resnik American mezzo-soprano, and director. (1922) * Gerhard Wimberger Austrian composer. (1923) * Mario Bernardi Canadian conductor. (1930) * Peter van der Bilt Dutch bass-baritone. (1936) * David Schiff American composer. (1945) * Dominique Visse French countertenor. (1955)

DEATHS * Jean-Baptiste-Maurice Quinault French composer and singer. (1745) * Carl Diedrich Eule German conductor. (1827) * Adolphe Jullien French writer on music. (1932) * Fritz Feinhals German baritone. (1940) * Ernst Tautenhayn Viennese bass. (1944) * Gaetano Merola American conductor and impresario. (1953)

PREMIERES L'Olimpiade Antonio Caldara; Vienna, Teatro della Favorita, 30 August 1733. I Promessi sposi Amilcare Ponchielli; Cremona, Teatro della Concordia, 30 August 1856.