Mariano Mores, Argentine tango composer and pianist, Died at 98


Mariano Martínez, better known as Mariano Mores was born on February 18, 1918, in the San Telmo section of Buenos Aires, Argentina and died on April 13, 2016.

He was a famous Argentine tango composer, pianist, and conductor.

As a youngster, Mariano played classical music on the piano very well.

Mariano Mores made his professional debut at the age of 14 at Café Vicente on Corrientes Avenue.

He took classical music lessons at the D´Andrea conservatoire in Lanús.

After he spent some time with the folk group “La Cuyanita,” he was hired as conductor and pianist with Roberto Firpo’s orchestra.

Mariano Mores founded the Trio Mores with the sisters Margot and Myrna Mores and began composing music.

Then, he later marry Myrna and adopt her artistic surname as his own.

During 1938, Mariano Mores had written the soundtrack of the film Senderos de Santa Fe and met showbiz figures such as composer Valdo Sciammarella and playwright Alberto Vaccarezza, who helped him become lead pianist with Francisco Canaro’s orchestra in 1939.

Then, he left this orchestra in 1948 to form his own, which made its debut at the Presidente Alvear Theater.

Along with Enrique Santos Discépolo, he authored classics like as Uno (1943), Sin palabras (1946) and Cafetín de Buenos Aires (1948).

Himself and José María Contursi wrote En esta tarde gris (1941), Tu piel de jazmín (1941), Grisel (1942) and Cristal (1944).

Mores was a co-writer on La calesita (1953) and El patio de la morocha (1951) with Cátulo Castillo, Una lágrima tuya (1949) with Homero Manzi and, Cuartito Azul (1939) with Mario Battistella.

Mariano Mores took part in various musical films together with such stars as Delia Garcés, Osvaldo Miranda, Virginia Luque and Hugo del Carril.

Among his acheivements, he starred in the film Corrientes, calle de ensueño, and La doctora quiere tangos with Mirtha Legrand, in 1950.

He was the creator of the modern tango sextet (organ, piano, bandoneon, electric guitar, keyboard, drums and bass) and established himself as one of the leading figures of the Argentine popular music.

And, the Modern Sextet ideas were developed later by Santos Lipesker and his group Los Claudios.

Mariano Martínez passed away at 98 yrs old.