• At the age of nine, Radamés is decorated by the Italian consul, with a diploma and medal, for his performance as conductor and arranger of a small children’s orchestra, at the Sociedade dos Italianos, in Porto Alegre.

“My mother told me that the children stopped playing, one by one, because the arrangements were not very easy. Radamés got nervous, but he kept playing until the end, he was the only one who didn’t stop”, recalled Aída, his sister.

  • The composer and multi-instrumentalist Garoto (Aníbal Augusto Sardinha), to whom Radamés dedicates, in 1951, the
    Concertino n. 2 for guitar and orchestra

Concertino No. 2 for guitar and orchestra
(reduction of the orchestra part to piano)


  • Orlando Silva (Orlando Garcia da Silva, 1915-1978), the “singer of the crowds”, is born in Rio de Janeiro (RJ). He is considered by critics the greatest Brazilian popular music singer of all times [1].
  • The march Ai, Filomena (J. Carvalho Bulhões), is launched by the singer Baiano (Manuel Pedro dos Santos). This year’s carnaval success, the song is a mockery of President Hermes da Fonseca, considered to be an unlucky guy, nicknamed “seu Dudu” by the people.

[1] According to Radamés, Orlando was the first singer to ask him to write an arrangement with a string orchestra. “Depois disso, todo mundo na Rádio Nacional começou a pedir arranjo com cordas”, contava o maestro.