• On February 13, Ernani Gnattali [1], Radamés’ brother, was born in Porto Alegre (RS).


Radamés and Ernani.


  • Founded, in Porto Alegre (RS), the School of Fine Arts, where Radamés studies and completes his piano course, in 1924.
  • Violinist and composer Luís Cosme was born in Porto Alegre (RS). In the mid-1920s, in the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, he would join the Henrique Oswald Quartet, with his friend Radamés as violist.
  • Singer and broadcaster Almirante (Henrique Foréis Domingues) is born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ), “radio’s greatest patent”, who, together with Haroldo Barbosa, José Mauro, Paulo Tapajós and Radamés, formed the first team of musical producers of Rádio Nacional, in the 1940’s and 50’s.
  • Percussionist Luciano Perrone[2], the first Brazilian drummer to systematize and transpose the rhythm of the samba school bateria to the drum set, is born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). Radamés dedicates to him, among other works, Brasiliana Nº2
    (Samba in three movements)
  • The popular singer, composer, and poet Catulo da Paixão Cearense holds a controversial audition of popular music at the National Institute of Music, in Rio de Janeiro, with the support of maestro Alberto Nepomuceno, who is severely criticized by the conservative wing of the musical class.
  • The first radio station in the United States opens in San Diego (California/USA).
  • The COB, Confederação Operária Brasileira, of an anarchist line[3], was created as a result of the 1st Workers Congress, in 1906.

[1] Ernani Gnattali (1908–1968) studied piano with his mother from an early age Passionate about the violin, he dedicated himself to the study of the instrument with his cousin, Olga Fossati. Although he played well, according to the musician brothers, Ernani did not become a professional instrumentalist. Having worked for 20 years in the copy shop of Rádio Nacional, in 1960 he chose to transfer to the federal public administration.
[2] Luciano Perrone (Rio de Janeiro, 1908-2001) and Radamés Gnattali met in 1929, at a water station in Lambari, MG. Perrone’s technique, allied to his understanding and mastery of Brazilian rhythms, were the percussionist’s outstanding characteristics, influencing and inspiring Radamés’ way of orchestrating. Mutual collaboration was the keynote of this lifelong partnership, in the Rádio Nacional orchestra, in the Continental label, in the Radamés Gnattali Quintet and Sexteto and in all the great moments of their musical lives.
[3] Radamés claimed to have been raised according to the ideals and concepts of anarchism, which were transmitted to him by his father and grandfather, but also by family friends, such as the shoemaker Caetano dal Fiume.