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24 April
BIRTHS * Christian Ludwig Boxberg German composer and librettist. (1670) * Giovanni Battista Martini Italian composer, teacher and writer on music. (1706) * Giovan Gualberto Brunetti Italian composer. (1706) * Frédéric Blasius French conductor and composer. (1758) * Marco D'Arienzo Italian librettist. (1811) * Charles-Louis-Etienne Nuitter French librettist, writer on music and librarian. (1828) * Carlo D'Ormeville Italian librettist and impresario. (1840) * Gladys De Grey English patron. (1859) * Jenő Huszka Hungarian composer. (1875) * György Kósa Hungarian composer. (1897) * Václav Trojan Czech composer. (1907) * Norman Tucker English administrator and translator. (1910) * Laci Boldemann Swedish composer. (1921) * Ferit Tüzün Turkish conductor and composer. (1929) * Norma Burrowes British soprano. (1944) * Bruce Saylor American composer. (1946)

DEATHS * Pierre Joseph Candeille French composer. (1827) * Girolamo Crescentini Italian soprano castrato and composer. (1846) * Vasily Andreyevich Zhukovsky Russian poet and translator. (1852) * Nestor Roqueplan French journalist and theatre director. (1870) * Marco D'Arienzo Italian librettist. (1877) * Camille Erlanger French composer. (1919) * Richard Batka Austrian critic and writer. (1922) * Ferdinand Hummel German composer and harpist. (1928) * Jef Van Hoof Belgian composer. (1959) * Tino Pattiera Croatian tenor. (1966) * Julia Perry American composer. (1979) * Leopold Ludwig Austrian conductor. (1979) * Danilo Švara Slovene composer. (1981) * Domenico Guaccero Italian composer. (1984) * Robert Erickson American composer. (1997)

PREMIERES Lottchen am Hofe Johann Adam Hiller; Leipzig, Theater am Rannstädter Thore, 24 April 1767. Eduardo e Cristina Gioachino Rossini; Venezia, Teatro Benedetto, 24 April 1819. Oprichnik Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 12/24 April 1874. Guercoeur Albéric Magnard; Paris, Opéra, 24 April 1931. Skripka Rotshil'da Veniamin Iosifovich Fleyshman; Leningrad, Experimental Chamber Opera Studio of the Leningrad Conservatory, 24 April 1968.
 

25 April
BIRTHS * Benedetto Pamphili Italian patron. (1653) * Giovanni Marco Rutini Italian composer. (1723) * Fedele Fenaroli Italian composer and teacher. (1730) * Karl Prohaska Austrian composer. (1869) * Jaroslav Doubrava Czech composer. (1909) * Italo Tajo Italian bass. (1915) * Astrid Varnay American soprano. (1918) * Irene Jordan American soprano. (1919) * Erzsébet Szőnyi Hungarian composer. (1924) * Franco Mannino Italian composer. (1924) * Fritz Hübner German bass. (1933) * Seppo Ruohonen Finnish tenor. (1946) * Cynthia Clarey American mezzo-soprano. (1949)

DEATHS * Torquato Tasso Italian poet and playwright. (1595) * Abel Seyler Swiss impresario and actor. (1800) * François-Benoît Hoffman French librettist, critic and playwright. (1828) * Jean-Nicolas Bouilly French librettist. (1842) * John Knowles Paine American composer. (1906) * George Stephănescu Romanian composer, conductor and teacher. (1925) * Charles Hedmont Canadian tenor. (1940) * Vladimir Ivanovich Nemirovich-Danchenko Russian director. (1943) * Christopher Hassall English librettist and translator. (1963) * Zoltán Horusitzky Hungarian composer. (1985)

PREMIERES La vera costanza Joseph Haydn; Eszterháza, 25 April 1779. Die Gezeichneten Franz Schreker; Frankfurt, 25 April 1918. Turandot Giacomo Puccini; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 25 April 1926. Die wundersame Schustersfrau Udo Zimmermann; Schwetzingen, 25 April 1982.
 

26 April
BIRTHS * Margarete Schick German singer. (1773) * Auguste Panseron French composer and singing teacher. (1796) * Jean Nouguès French composer. (1875) * Florence Austral Australian soprano. (1894) * Max Brand Austrian composer. (1896) * Marga Höffgen German contralto. (1921) * Wilma Lipp Austrian soprano. (1925) * Louis Erlo French director. (1929) * Conrad Susa American composer. (1935)

DEATHS * Karl Siegmund, von Seckendorff German amateur composer and courtier. (1785) * Bernardo Ottani Italian composer. (1827) * Louise Bertin French composer. (1877) * Joseph Hellmesberger Austrian composer. (1907) * Pietro Platania Italian composer. (1907) * Hans Sommer German composer. (1922) * Hedwig Francillo-Kaufmann Austrian soprano. (1948) * Aaron Avshalomov American composer. (1965) * Michael Bohnen German bass-baritone. (1965) * Mariya Nikolayevna Kuznetsova Russian soprano. (1966) * James Pease American bass-baritone. (1967)

PREMIERES L'amore artigiano Florian Leopold Gassmann; Vienna, Burgtheater, 26 April 1767. Les danaïdes Antonio Salieri; Paris, Opéra, 26 April 1784. Zaporozhets za Dunayem Semyon Stepanovich Gulak-Artemovsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 14/26 April 1863. Belfagor Ottorino Respighi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 26 April 1923. The Pilgrim's Progress Ralph Vaughan Williams; London, Covent Garden, 26 April 1951.