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“Bajo un cielo de estrellas” by Miguel Caló su Orquesta Típica with Alberto Podestá in vocals, 1941.

"Bajo un cielo de estrellas", Argentine Tango music sheet cover.

Héctor Stamponi

Pianist, leader, arranger, composer and lyricist (December 24, 1916 – December 3, 1997)

His waltzes’ beauty and originality are evidenced in titles like “Bajo un cielo de estrellas” composed in collaboration with Enrique Francini, and lyrics by José María Contursi.

He was born in Campana, in the province of Buenos Aires.

There, he studied music with a local maestro, who made him join a small ensemble he had led.

Later, he joined many other orchestras and traveled to Central America and Mexico.

When he returned to Buenos Aires, he began to study with the maestro Alberto Ginastera (harmony) and Julián Bautista (composition) (1946) and put together an excellent Tango orchestra under a recording contract with the Victor label.

He continued as a piano soloist, accompanist, and arranger when he left this activity.

The most important interpreters requested his collaboration. 

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