Luis Cluzeau Mortet

Real name: Cluzeau Mortet, Luis
Pianist, violinist and composer
(16 November 1893 - 28 September 1957)
Place of birth:
Montevideo Uruguay
Orlando del Greco

delicate musician, he showed his artistry in the countries of the American continent and Europe, displaying his great gifts. In Buenos Aires he gave a brilliant recital at the Salón de Bellas Artes on July 19, 1931 and in other venues.

Among his classical music pieces are different compositions for orchestra like his Concierto, Llanura, Poema nativo, Canto del chingolo.

The SODRE symphony orchestra of Montevideo, city in which he is very much loved, regularly plays his pieces.

In the popular field he contributed with several tangos, among other danceable beats, like “No seas malo”, “Forastera”, “Gimiendo”, “El quinielero”. The latter two were recorded by Carlos Gardel whom he met at the literary-musical circle of the Uruguayan capital headed by the critic Blixen Ramírez.

His first number filed in the record of the Asociación General de Autores del Uruguay (AGADU) is the song “La noche blanca de luna” with lyrics by Pérez Barba.

Son of a music teacher, he was guided by his father in the path of art since childhood.

Cluzeau was born on November 16, 1893 and died on September 28, 1957 in Montevideo.