• Radamés is on tour abroad again with his friend Iberê Gomes Grosso, performing in a cello and piano duo. The tour passes through Berlin, Rome, Tel Aviv, and Jerusalem.


  • On March 16, in Recife (PE), there is the world premiere of the
    Concerto No. 3 (serenade) for piano and orchestra
    (1961/62), by Radamés Gnattali, with the Orquestra Sinfônica Municipal, conducted by Vicente Fittipaldi. On the piano, the author.
  • The CBS label releases the elepê RETRATS Jacob and his Mandolin with Radamés and orchestra, presenting Retratos for mandolin soloist, choro ensemble and string orchestra (1956), suite dedicated to mandolinist Jacob Bittencourt, in which Radamés pays tribute to four great masters of Brazilian music: Pixinguinha, Ernesto Nazareth, Anacleto de Medeiros, and Chiquinha Gonzaga. Author’s Regency. On the face B, Radamés plays, on the piano, choros and waltzes of his own authorship, such as
    , Vanity Girl #1 and #2, Evening,
    A Rose for Pixinguinha
    Continuous Motorcycle
    , Managing, Why?

Jacob do Bandolim and Radamés Gnattali.

Jacob and his Mandolin with Radamés and orchestra (CBS – 60099)


  • CBS releases the long-play Poor Little Rich Girl, by Carlos Lyra and Vinícius de Moraes (from the 1963 musical), with arrangements and conducting by Radamés Gnattali [1].
  • Radamés composes:

    • Concertino for mandolin and chamber orchestra
      – dedicated to Jacob Bittencourt
    • Concertino for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra
    • Concerto Carioca No. 2 for piano, double bass and drums, with chamber orchestra

    • Concerto for String Quartet and Chamber Orchestra
      dedicated to the UFRJ Quartet (finished in 1965)

    • Maria Jesus dos Anjos (Umbanda Cantata)

      for choir, orchestra

      and narrator
      [2] – with text by Alberto de Castro Simoens da Silva [Bororó] (finished in 1965)
    • Moto continuo no. 1 for piano
    • A Rose for Pixinguinha (waltz) for piano
    • A Rose for Pixinguinha (waltz) for two guitars

Concertino for saxophone alto
and chamber orchestra

  • Composer Ary Barroso dies during Carnaval.
  • In December, in Rio de Janeiro, the show Opinião [3], with Nara Leão, Zé Kéti, and João do Vale, debuts.
  • Glauber Rocha, one of the main names of the new generation of Brazilian filmmakers, releases, in Rio de Janeiro, the film Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol, with music by composer Sérgio Ricardo.
  • In the early hours of March 31 and April 1, a civil-military coup d’état, with support from the U.S. government, overthrows elected president João Goulart, who goes into exile in Uruguay. Marshal Humberto de Alencar Castelo Branco takes office as President of the Republic. In the same year, strikes are banned and a wave of arrests and cassations takes over the country. From there, the coup de grâce takes place at PRE-8, Radio Nacional, with the dismissal of “67 of its professionals, in addition to placing under investigation 81 others, of which (…) one fired.” [4]

[1] Font: Hemeroteca da Biblioteca Nacional – Última Hora de 17/12/1964

[2] Cover notes: “Points treated freely by Radamés, Bororó, Jerônimo Souza and Rubem Ferreira. Jerônimo de Souza and Rubem Ferreira’s stitches are from Tenda Espírita Pai Jerônimo, culto fetichista afro-brasileiro”.

[3] O show Opinião teve direção de Augusto Boal e textos de Oduvaldo Vianna Filho (Vianinha), Armando Costa, Paulo Pontes e Ferreira Gullar. After a short period, Maria Bethânia replaced Nara Leão in the show.

[4] Saroldi, Luis Carlos. Moreira, Sônia Virgínia. Rádio NacionalO Brasil em Sintonia. Rio de Janeiro: Jorge Zahar Editor, 2005.