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Mario Maurano

Mario Maurano (6 August 1905 - 27 December 1974) was an Argentine film score composer and pianist, best remembered for his tangos. He was especially known for his orchestral work supporting starlet Libertad Lamarque, with songs including Te quiero (1946) and many more. He was a frequent collaborator with director Luis Moglia Barth in the Golden Age of Argentine cinema, and was particularly prolific in the late 1930s and 1940s, composing for films such as Twelve Women (1939), Confesión (1940), Con el dedo en el gatillo (1940), Huella (1940), and Boína blanca (1941). He also worked on films such as Caminito de Gloria (1939) with Luis César Amadori, and La Verdadera victoria (1944) with Carlos F. Borcosque.

Birth and Death Data: Born August 6, 1905 (Rio de Janeiro), Died December 27, 1974

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939 - 1941

Roles Represented in DAHR: director, composer

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Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-012945 10-in. between 9/7/1939 and 9/27/1939 Caminito Libertad Lamarque ; Mario Maurano Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo director  
Victor BAVE-039488 10-in. 9/13/1940 Un amor Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo ; Ricardo Ruiz Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-039490 10-in. before 1/2/1941 Riendo Libertad Lamarque ; Orquesta Mario Maurano Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-039619 10-in. before 2/18/1941 Riendo Fernando Díaz ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-059704 10-in. 8/12/1941 Una vez en la vida Osvaldo Fresedo Gran Orquesta Argentina ; Ricardo Ruiz Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer  


Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Maurano, Mario," accessed May 23, 2022,

Maurano, Mario. (2022). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 23, 2022, from

"Maurano, Mario." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2022. Web. 23 May 2022.

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