Luis Cluzeau Mortet
|Luis Cluzeau Mortet|
|Birth name||Luis Cluzeau Mortet|
|Born||November 16, 1888|
|Died||August 28, 1957(aged 68)|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Composer, Director and Professor|
|Website||Orquesta Sinfónica del SODRE|
Luis Cluzeau Mortet (November 16, 1888 – 28 September 1957) was a Uruguayan composer and musician.
He played first violin for Ossodre (SODRE Symphony Orchestra) from 1931 until 1946 but had to step down due to a hearing afflication.
As a composer, his most recognized work was for piano, song and piano and symphonic music. He wrote for the symphony orchestra several pieces of music, including, Rancherío, Poema Nativo, Llanuras, Soledad Campestre, La Siesta, Preludio y Danza and Sinfonía Artigas. He also wrote "El Quinielero" and "Gimiendo", two famous tangos recorded by Carlos Gardel. His masterpiece was Carreta Quemada, done in 1916.
He was a high school teacher and also named Honorary Choir Director for the National Institute for the Blind.
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