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30 October
BIRTHS * Pierre Beauchamps French dancer and choreographer. (1631) * Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish playwright, politician, theatre owner-manager and impresario. (1751) * Catterino Al'bertovich Cavos Russian composer and conductor. (1775) * Karl Guhr German conductor and composer. (1787) * Cenobio Paniagua y Vasques Mexican composer. (1821) * Károly Aggházy Hungarian composer. (1855) * Ezra Pound American poet and amateur composer. (1885) * Antonino Votto Italian conductor. (1896) * Käthe Heidersbach German soprano. (1897) * György Ránki Hungarian composer. (1907) * Pierre Wissmer French composer. (1915) * René Jacobs Belgian countertenor and conductor. (1946) * François Le Roux French baritone. (1955)

DEATHS * David Perez Italian composer. (1778) * Esteban de Arteaga Spanish aesthetician and opera historian. (1799) * Pietro Raimondi Italian composer. (1853) * Johann Vesque von Püttlingen Austrian composer. (1883) * Silas G Pratt American composer. (1916) * Oscar G T Sonneck American musicologist, librarian and editor. (1928) * Markian Petrovich Frolov Soviet composer and pianist. (1944) * Paul Ladmirault French composer. (1944) * Emmerich Kálmán Hungarian composer. (1953) * Alfred Hill Australian composer and conductor. (1960) * Osvald Chlubna Czech composer. (1971) * Franco Bonisolli Italian tenor. (2003)

PREMIERES La caravane du Caire André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry; Fontainebleau, 30 October 1783. Elisa e Claudio Saverio Mercadante; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 30 October 1821. Das Spielwerk Franz Schreker; Munich, National, 30 October 1920. Paganini Franz Lehár; Vienna, {Johann Strauss} Theater, 30 October 1925. Walzer aus Wien Johann Strauss; Vienna, Stadttheater, 30 October 1930.
 

31 October
BIRTHS * Louise Talma American composer. (1906) * August Everding German director and administrator. (1928) * Walter Steffens German composer. (1934) * Božena Ruk-Focič Croatian soprano. (1937)

DEATHS * Leonardo Leo Italian composer. (1744) * Francesco Maria Veracini Italian composer and violinist. (1768) * Girard de Propiac French composer. (1823) * Mihály Mosonyi Hungarian composer. (1870) * George Alexander Macfarren English composer and teacher. (1887) * John Luther Long American writer. (1927) * Max Reinhardt Austrian director. (1943) * Francis Toye English writer on music. (1964, 50 years) * Erich Sehlbach German composer. (1985) * Alan Bush English composer. (1995)

PREMIERES Tamerlano George Frideric Handel; London, King's Theatre, 31 October 1724. Giulietta e Romeo Nicola Vaccai; Milano, Teatro della Cannobiana, 31 October 1825. La vie parisienne Jacques Offenbach; Paris, Théâtre du Palais-Royal, 31 October 1866. L'amico Fritz Pietro Mascagni; Roma, Teatro Costanzi, 31 October 1891. Regina Marc Blitzstein; New York, 46th Street Theatre, 31 October 1949. Blood Wedding Sándor Szokolay; Budapest, Hungarian State Opera House, 31 October 1964 (50 years). A Penny for a Song Richard Rodney Bennett; London, Sadler's Wells, 31 October 1967.
 

01 November
BIRTHS * Georg Philipp Harsdörffer German poet and librettist. (1607) * Théodore-Jean Tarade French violinist and composer. (1731) * Antonín Volánek Czech composer. (1761) * Angelo Anelli Italian librettist. (1761) * Alessandro Nini Italian composer. (1805) * Guido Adler Austrian musicologist.. (1855) * Johan Wagenaar Dutch composer. (1862) * Roger Quilter English composer. (1877) * Eugen Jochum German conductor. (1902) * Bruno Bjelinski Croatian composer. (1909) * Gillian Knight English mezzo-soprano. (1909) * Ernest Blanc French baritone. (1923) * Victoria de Los Angeles Spanish soprano. (1923) * Giampietro Mastromei Italian baritone. (1932) * William Mathias Welsh composer. (1934)

DEATHS * Pierre van Maldere South Netherlands composer. (1768) * Pierre-Joseph Bernard French poet and librettist. (1775) * Edward Shuter English actor and singer. (1776) * Theodore Pease Stearns American composer. (1935) * Ezra Pound American poet and amateur composer. (1972) * Desmond Shawe-Taylor Anglo-Irish critic. (1995) * Silvio Varviso Swiss conductor. (2006)

PREMIERES Ulysses Reinhard Keiser; Copenhagen, Court Theatre, ?November 1722. Néron Anton Grigor'yevich Rubinstein; Hamburg, Theater am Dammtor, 1 November 1879. The Enchantress Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 20 October/1 November 1887. Mlada Nikolay Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov; St Petersburg, Mariinsky Theatre, 20 October/1 November 1892. La passion selon Sade Sylvano Bussotti; Stockholm, Kungliga Teatern, 1 November 1968.