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04 September
BIRTHS * Maddalena Spangler Austrian soprano. (1750) * Friedrich Ludwig Aemilius Kunzen German composer. (1761) * Mihály Mosonyi Hungarian composer. (1815, 200 years) * François Bazin French composer. (1816) * Ján Levoslav Bella Slovak composer. (1843) * Edoardo Mascheroni Italian conductor and composer. (1852) * Adelheid Wette German writer. (1858) * Darius Milhaud French composer. (1892) * Antanas Račiūnas Lithuanian composer. (1905) * Alexander Moyzes Slovak composer. (1906) * Karel Horký Czech composer. (1909) * Rudolf Schock German tenor. (1915, 100 years) * Delores Ziegler American mezzo-soprano. (1951) * René Pape German bass. (1964)

DEATHS * Etienne de Jouy French librettist. (1846) * Jonathan Blewitt English composer. (1853) * Herman Zumpe German conductor and composer. (1903) * Edvard Grieg Norwegian composer. (1907)

PREMIERES Si j'étais roi Adolphe Adam; Paris, Théâtre Lyrique, 4 September 1852. L'aviatore Dro Francesco Balilla Pratella; Lugo, Teatro Comunale Rossini, 4 September 1920.
 

05 September
BIRTHS * Louis XIV Of France king and patron. (1638) * František Antonín Míča Czech composer and conductor. (1694) * Christoph Martin Wieland German poet, dramatist and librettist. (1733) * Jean-Benjamin de La Borde French composer and writer on music. (1734) * Johann Christian Bach German composer. (1735) * Antonio Benelli Italian tenor, composer and singing teacher. (1771) * Giacomo Meyerbeer German composer. (1791) * Victorien Sardou French dramatist and librettist. (1831) * Manuel Giró Spanish composer. (1848) * Amy Marcy Beach American composer and pianist. (1867) * Renato Simoni Italian critic, playwright and librettist. (1875) * Uzeir Hajibeyov Azerbaijani composer. (1885) * Meta Seinemeyer German soprano. (1895) * Ebbe Hamerik Danish composer. (1898) * John Cage American composer and philosopher. (1912) * Peter Racine Fricker English composer. (1920) * Helen Gifford Australian composer. (1935) * Karita Mattila Finnish soprano. (1960)

DEATHS * John Jacob Heidegger Swiss impresario. (1749) * François Devienne French composer. (1803) * Ferdinand Raimund Austrian dramatist, actor and theatre director. (1836) * Charles Percier French architect and stage designer. (1838) * Wolfgang Fortner German composer. (1987) * William S Mann English critic. (1989) * Virgilio Mortari Italian composer. (1993) * Georg Solti British conductor. (1997)

PREMIERES Il prigioniero superbo Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Napoli, Teatro S Bartolomeo, 5 September 1733. La serva padrona Giovanni Battista Pergolesi; Napoli, Teatro S Bartolomeo, 5 September 1733. Un giorno di regno Giuseppe Verdi; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 5 September 1840. Aurora Héctor Panizza; Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón, 5 September 1908. Satyagraha Philip Glass; Rotterdam, Netherlands Opera, 5 September 1980.
 

06 September
BIRTHS * Ferdinand Hummel German composer and harpist. (1855) * Muslim Mahomayev Azerbaijani composer. (1885) * Manfred Gurlitt German composer and conductor. (1890) * John Charles Thomas American baritone. (1891) * Pál Kadosa Hungarian composer. (1903) * Yevgeny Fyodorovich Svetlanov Russian conductor. (1928) * Rumen Balyozov Bulgarian composer. (1949) * Omar Ebrahim English baritone. (1956) * Cynthia Haymon American soprano. (1958)

DEATHS * Francesco Provenzale Italian composer. (1704) * Carlo d'Ordonez Austrian composer. (1786) * Friedrich Wollank German composer. (1831) * Leopoldo Miguéz Brazilian composer. (1902) * Ernst Kraus German tenor. (1941) * Laura Pasini Italian soprano. (1942) * Walter Widdop English tenor. (1949) * Hanns Eisler German composer. (1962) * Anny Konetzni Austrian soprano. (1968) * Karl Rankl British conductor. (1968) * Dyneley Hussey English critic. (1972) * Guido Pannain Italian musicologist and composer. (1977) * Geoffrey Dunn English librettist, translator and tenor. (1981) * Luciano Pavarotti Italian tenor. (2007)

PREMIERES Acis et Galatée Jean-Baptiste Lully; Anet, château, 6 September 1686, and Paris, Opéra, 17 September 1686. La clemenza di Tito Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Prague, National Theatre, 6 September 1791. La Falena Antonio Smareglia; Venezia, Teatro Rossini, 6 September 1897. La favola di Orfeo Alfredo Casella; Venezia, Teatro Goldoni, 6 September 1932. Mary, Queen of Scots Thea Musgrave; Edinburgh, King's Theatre, 6 September 1977.