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03 July
BIRTHS * Laureano Fuentes Matons Cuban composer. (1825) * Alfredo Keil Portuguese composer. (1850) * Leoš Janáček Czech composer. (1854) * George M Cohan American composer and singer. (1878) * Josef von Manowarda Austrian bass. (1890) * David Webster British administrator. (1903) * David Ward Scottish bass. (1922) * Jean Eichelberger Ivey American composer. (1923) * Meyer Kupferman American composer. (1926) * Ken Russell British film and stage director. (1927) * Carlos Kleiber Argentine conductor. (1930) * Brigitte Fassbaender German mezzo-soprano. (1939) * Bernadette Greevy Irish mezzo-soprano. (1940)

DEATHS * Joseph Quesnel Canadian composer and playwright. (1809) * Józef Poniatowski Polish composer and tenor. (1873) * Richard Mohaupt German composer. (1957) * Clarence Loomis American composer. (1965, 50 years) * André Gailhard French composer. (1966) * Deems Taylor American composer and critic. (1966) * Nicola De Pirro Italian administrator. (1979) * Louis Durey French composer. (1979)
 

04 July
BIRTHS * Louis-Luc Loiseau de Persuis French composer and conductor. (1769) * Ole Olsen Norwegian composer. (1850) * Heinrich Zöllner German composer and conductor. (1854) * Philippe Gaubert French conductor. (1879) * Heinrich Kaminski German composer. (1886) * Roy Henderson Scottish baritone. (1899) * Valerian Mikhaylovich Bogdanov-Berezovsky Russian critic and composer. (1903) * Francesco Molinari-Pradelli Italian conductor. (1911) * Libu&shacek;e Domanínská Czech soprano. (1924) * Patricia Kern Welsh mezzo-soprano. (1927) * Zdzisława Donat Polish soprano. (1939)

DEATHS * Jean-Joseph Vadé French composer and dramatist. (1757) * Martin-Joseph Mengal Belgian composer. (1851) * Konstantin Petrovich Vil'boa Russian composer. (1882) * Auguste Mermet French composer. (1889) * Louis Bourgault-Ducoudray French composer. (1910) * Gabrielle Ferrari Italian-French composer. (1921) * John Christie English opera enthusiast. (1962) * Gilda Dalla Rizza Italian soprano. (1975)

PREMIERES Hugh the Drover Ralph Vaughan Williams; London, Royal College of Music, 4 July 1924.
 

05 July
BIRTHS * Stefano Gobatti Italian composer. (1852) * Joseph Holbrooke English composer. (1878) * Volkmar Andreae Swiss conductor and composer. (1879) * Jean Cocteau French writer, film-maker, designer and aesthetic activist. (1889) * Stanford Robinson English conductor. (1904) * Gabriella Gatti Italian soprano. (1916) * George Rochberg American composer. (1918) * Oskar Czerwenka Austrian bass. (1924) * Kenneth Gaburo American composer. (1926) * Yutaka Makino Japanese composer. (1930) * Tom Krause Finnish baritone. (1934) * Stanley J Silverman American composer. (1938) * Donald Shanks Australian bass. (1940) * Angelo Gobbato Italian bass-baritone and director. (1943) * Kristine Ciesinski American soprano. (1952) * Isabelle Poulenard French soprano. (1961)

DEATHS * William Jackson English composer. (1803) * Victor Massé French composer. (1884) * Renato Simoni Italian critic, playwright and librettist. (1952) * A J Potter Irish composer. (1980) * Frederick Jagel American tenor. (1982) * Václav Trojan Czech composer. (1983)

PREMIERES Les deux aveugles Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Théâtre des Bouffes-Parisiens, 5 July 1855.