• On January 18th, the violinist Oscar Borgerth plays the premiere of Concerto nº 1 for violin and orchestra (1947) by Radamés Gnattali, with the Rádio Nacional Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Léo Peracchi.


  • The Brasiliana nº 3 (symphony), from 1948, is performed by Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (OSB) (Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra) and conducted by maestro Erich Kleiber in Rio de Janeiro (RJ).


  • The Suíte for small orchestra, from 1940, is performed by Belo Horizonte Symphonic Orchestra and conducted by maestro Guido Santorsola in Belo Horizonte (MG).


  • Radamés signs the musical direction of the film Estrela da manhã, by Jonald (Oswaldo Marques de Oliveira) with songs composed and performed by Dorival Caymmi.


  • The National Radio creates the outrageous Department of Brazilian Music whose first project is the broadcast Instantâneos do Brasil, directed by Mário Faccini, Paulo Tapajós and Radamés Gnattali. Similar to Instantâneos Sonoros do Brasil, from 1940, promoted by Almirante, José Mauro and Radamés.


A Noite (RJ) – 08/22/1950


  • Continental Records presents the following new records composed by Radamés: with his partner Alberto Ribeiro, the famous samba-canção Amargura, interpreted by the singer Lucio Alves; the toada  Segura a saia, iaiá, interpreted by Trio Melodia  and  Quadrilha de coquinhos, performed by Phylarmonic Orchestra of Maxambomba.


  • Continental Records, rescuing the memory of Noel Rosa, unfairly forgotten, presents an album with 3 phonograms of 78, with 6 of his songs (two of them as a partnership with Vadico), performed by Aracy de Almeida, arrangements and accompaniments by Radamés (Vero and his orchestra). Illustration and cover design by Di Cavalcanti.



  • Radamés composes:
    • Concerto Carioca nº 1 [1] for acoustic-electric guitar, piano and orchestra, dedicated to Laurindo Almeida.
    • Sonatina coreográfica (quatro movimentos dançantes), for piano solo.
    • Tocata em ritmo de samba, for guitar solo.



  • Camargo Guarnieri publishes his Open Letter to Musicians and critics from Brazil, when he criticizes the atonalism, considering the dodecafonism an anti-Brazilian musical composition system.


  • September 18th, the first television station in Latin America: TV Tupi, transmitted from São Paulo.


  • Getúlio Vargas is the new President of Brazil with the Brazilian Labor Party (PTB), making 49% of valid votes.


  • On jun 2 Maracanã Stadium (Estádio Mário Filho) is inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro specially built for the 4th World Soccer championship. Brazil is classified to the final, but Uruguay is the winner making 2 X 1 against Brazil.



[1]  Concerto Carioca nº 1 was recorded in 1965, by Continental, to commemorate the 4th Centenerary of the city of Rio de Janeiro, with the Continental Symphonic Orchestra, having the piano solos by Radamés, José Menezes at the acoustic-electric guitar and conducted by Maestro Henrique Morelembaum.