Atilio Bruni

Real name: Bruni, Atilio
Pianist, leader and composer
(13 November 1918 - n/d)
Place of birth:
Buenos Aires Argentina
Néstor Pinsón

e was born in the neighborhood of Almagro of the city of Buenos Aires.

Radio listeners, in the early forties, were able to hear the gentle melodies played by his piano and the voice of a soprano singer: María Angélica, his wife, at different times of the day.

That was not only an excuse to fill in spaces but it was because music connoisseurs had noticed his great qualities so much so that they asked him to put together a tango group to accompany the then very young singer Roberto Rufino, around 1944, who had just split with the Carlos Di Sarli orchestra.

His appearances at the Palermo Palace and on LR3 Radio Belgrano were warmly acclaimed.

Thereafter he was hired by an international hotel chain and it was so that, being in Mexico, he had to put together an orchestra to back Hugo Del Carril who was there on tour and, also, to cut recordings for the local Victor label. They were eight tracks between 1945 and 1946: “En un bosque de la China”, “Si soy así”, “Uno”, “Por tus ojos negros”, “Canción desesperada”, “Jugando jugando”, “Ansiedad” and “Igual que una sombra”.

In 1949 they met again for recordings for the TK and Seeco labels. Those were twelve songs: “Y así pasó”, “Adiós pampa mía”, “Una lágrima tuya”, “Ave sin vuelo”, “La cumparsita”, “Como perdemos el tiempo”, “El día que me quieras”, “Es inútil”, “Que te cuente mi violín”, “Sin ti”, “El novio de Maruja” and “Fue en Buenos Aires”.

Some of his compositions were: “Señora princesa”, “Cuatro compases”, “Gime el viento” —three big hits—, “Final”, “María celosa”, “Abismo”, “Sálvame”, “Calor de nido”, among the ones which stood out most.