Karel Mareš - Czech pop-music composer

Karel Mareš, photo: Czech TelevisionKarel Mareš, photo: Czech Television In today’s Sunday Music Show we will feature the greatest hits by the Czech pop-music composer Karel Mareš who died last month at the age of 84. A composer, lyricists, pianist, screenplay writer, theatre and film director, theatre manager as well as an occasional actor, this inconspicuous “man at the back” had a significant influence on the development of Czech popular music of the 1960s. During his career spanning over half a century he wrote some 300 songs but he also discovered a number of young talents who later became real stars, including the country’s best-loved singer Karel Gott.