Deaths in Music in August 1959

  • Aug 2 Prospero Bisquertt, composer, dies at 78
  • Aug 7 Armas Emmanuel Launis, composer, dies at 75
  • Aug 9 Emil Frantisek Burian, composer, dies at 55
  • Aug 13 Henry Garat, actor (Congress Dances), dies at 57
  • Aug 15 Blind Willie McTell, American ragtime singer and guitarist (b. 1901)
  • Aug 16 Pedro Humberto Allende Saron, Chilean composer (Tonados), dies at 74
  • Aug 16 Wanda Landowska, Polish harpsichordist (b. 1879)
  • Aug 28 Bohuslav Jan Martinu, Czech composer (Hry o Marti), dies at 68