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01 August
BIRTHS * Pietro Giuseppe Sandoni Italian composer and singing teacher. (1685) * Giuseppe Antonio Capuzzi Italian composer. (1755) * Ignace Antoine Ladurner French composer. (1766) * Herman Melville American novelist, short-story writer and poet. (1819) * Vito Frazzi Italian composer. (1888) * Enrique Mario Casella Argentine composer. (1891) * Leonid Alexeyevich Polovinkin Russian composer. (1894) * Giuseppina Cobelli Italian soprano. (1898) * William Steinberg American conductor. (1899) * Tihomil Vidošić Croatian composer. (1902) * Jerome Moross American composer. (1913) * Lili Chookasian American contralto. (1921) * Theo Adam German bass-baritone. (1926) * Elinor Ross American soprano. (1932) * Claes Håkan Ahnsjö Swedish tenor. (1942) * Ross Talbot Harris New Zealand composer. (1945)

DEATHS * Friedrich Christoph Gestewitz German composer. (1805) * Carl Stenborg Swedish singer, composer, translator and impresario. (1813) * Joseph Willibald Michl German composer. (1816) * Pierre-Adrien Pâris French stage designer. (1819) * Peter Ritter German cellist and composer. (1846) * Oscar Hammerstein American impresario. (1919) * Borys Hmyrya Ukrainian bass. (1969) * Gian Francesco Malipiero Italian composer and musicologist. (1973) * Fernando Previtali Italian conductor. (1985) * John Lanigan Australian tenor. (1996)

PREMIERES Hra o láske a smrti Ján Cikker; Munich, Nationaltheater, 1 August 1969.
 

02 August
BIRTHS * Pietro Righini Italian stage designer. (1683) * Arthur Bliss English composer. (1891) * Tom Williams Welsh baritone. (1902) * Karl Amadeus Hartmann German composer. (1905) * Hans Hopf German tenor. (1916) * John Dexter English director. (1925) * Marvin David Levy American composer. (1932) * Gundula Janowitz German soprano. (1937) * Allen Cathcart American tenor. (1938) * Hannelore Bode German soprano. (1941) * François Rochaix Swiss actor and director. (1942) * Roger Parker English writer. (1951)

DEATHS * Marie François Louis Gand Leblanc Roullet French writer. (1786) * James Hewitt American conductor, composer and publisher. (1827) * Gabriel Edouard Xavier Dupont French composer. (1914) * Hamish MacCunn Scottish composer, conductor and teacher. (1916) * E N von Rezniček Austrian composer and conductor. (1945) * Pietro Mascagni Italian composer and conductor. (1945) * Próspero Bisquert Chilean composer. (1959) * Rosetta Pampanini Italian soprano. (1973) * Carlos Chávez Mexican composer. (1978) * Nijazi Azerbaijani conductor and composer. (1984) * Roger Vuataz Swiss composer. (1988)
 

03 August
BIRTHS * Francisco Asenjo Barbieri Spanish composer and musicologist. (1823) * Ivan Zajc Croatian composer. (1832) * Frederic Emes Clay English composer. (1838) * Constantino Gaito Argentine composer and conductor. (1878) * Andrey Filippovich Pashchenko Russian composer. (1885) * Siegfried Salomon Danish composer. (1885) * Richard Holm German tenor. (1912) * Elizabeth Forbes English writer. (1924) * Göran Järvefelt Swedish director. (1947) * Barseg Tumanyan Armenian bass. (1958) * Simon Keenlyside English baritone. (1959)

DEATHS * Sebastián Durón Spanish composer. (1716) * Giovanni Battista Martini Italian composer, teacher and writer on music. (1784) * Ambrogio Minoja Italian composer. (1825) * Wenzel Müller Austrian composer. (1835) * Per Pehr August Ölander Swedish composer. (1886) * August Klughardt German conductor and composer. (1902) * August Enna Danish composer. (1939) * Colette French writer. (1954) * Peter Raichev Bulgarian tenor. (1960) * Mosco Carner British writer on music. (1985) * Al'fred Shnitke Russian composer. (1998) * Elisabeth Schwarzkopf German soprano. (2006)

PREMIERES Il Mondo della luna Joseph Haydn; Eszterháza, first known performance, 3 August 1777, but possibly July 1777. Europa riconosciuta Antonio Salieri; Milano, Teatro alla Scala, 3 August 1778. Guillaume Tell Gioachino Rossini; Paris, Opéra, 3 August 1829.