• The Brazilian Symphony Orchestra presents the Radamés Gnattali Festival. Edu da Gaita performs, in a world premiere, the
    Concertino for mouth harmonica and chamber orchestra
    (1956), dedicated to him. The program also includes Brasiliana nº 6 – concerto – para piano e orquestra (1954), a Sinfonia popular (1956) e o Concertino para piano, flauta e orquestra de cordas (1942), performed by Radamés Gnattali on the piano, and with the participation of flutist Moacyr Lissera, conducted by maestro Armando Belardi.

  • Radamés records, on Todamérica, the Brasiliana n. 7 for piano and tenor saxophoneand Brasiliana nº 8, for two pianos, both composed in 1956. The elepê is released in December of this year.

Sandoval Dias and Radamés Gnattali record Brasiliana nº 7.

Duo Radamés and Aída Gnattali record Brasiliana nº8

  • At the Continental label, Radamés records the elepê Radamés in samba rhythmRadamés e sua orquestra.
  • Radamés composes:

    • Brazilian Dance, for guitar
      – dedicated to Laurindo Almeida.
    • Negrinho do pastoreio (ballet) for two pianos
    • Four nocturnes for string quartet and piano
  • The play Eles Não Usam Black-Tie, by Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, opens in Rio de Janeiro, at Teatro de Arena.
  • Jorge Amado launches, with great success, the book Gabriela, cravo e canela.
  • Published in São Paulo the Concretist Manifesto, by the group of poets Haroldo de Campos, Augusto de Campos and Décio Pignatari.
  • The Brazilian team becomes world champion in Sweden.
  • The United States launches its first artificial satellite into space.