• Vera Bieri Gnattali, Radamés’ wife, dies in Rio de Janeiro (RJ).
  • The cello and piano duo Iberê Gomes Grosso and Radamés Gnattali will perform at Salão Leopoldo Miguez, at Escola Nacional de Música, performing, besides Villa-Lobos’ Sonata nº 2, the following pieces by Radamés: Sonata (1935), Flor da noite (1938), Modinha e Baião (1952). “Of the most important concerts of the IV Centennial season,” writes writer and music critic Andrade Muricy [1].
  • A Continental lança o Concerto Carioca nº 1 para piano, violão elétrico e orquestra (1950), de Radamés Gnattali, with the Orquestra Sinfônica Continental, conducted by maestro Henrique Morelembaum, with José Menezes (electric guitar) and Radamés (piano) as soloists. “…the best tribute that could be paid to Guanabara in the year of its fourth centennial,” writes music critic, journalist, and researcher Lúcio Rangel.


Concerto Carioca No. 1 for piano, electric guitar and orchestra
I – Overture – Marcha-rancho (excerpt)
Continental Symphony Orchestra
José Menezes, electric guitar
Radamés Gnattali, piano
Henrique Morelembaum, conductor

Continental – PPL-12.168 (1965)


  • Radamés is musical director of the films:
    Great Hinterland
    , by Geraldo and Renato Santos Pereira, based on the novel of the same name by Guimarães Rosa ;
    The Deceased
    , by Leon Hirshman, based on the play of the same name by Nelson Rodrigues.


  • Radamés composes:
    • Concerto for cello, piano and string orchestra

    • Piano exercises
      (draft of five exercises, the second one incomplete)
    • Sonatina for cello and two guitars

    • Sonatina for cello and piano
      (complete 1st and 3rd movements only) – from the original for cello and two guitars.
  • The State of Guanabara celebrates its Fourth Centennial to the sound of Cidade Maravilhosa, by André Filho, which had become the official anthem the previous year, by Law 488.
  • The musical Rosa de Ouro, directed by Hermínio Bello de Carvalho, premieres at the Teatro Jovem do Rio de Janeiro, marking the return of singer Aracy Cortes and the launch of singer Clementina de Jesus to the Rio de Janeiro scene.
  • TV Globo is inaugurated, later renamed Rede Globo de Televisão.
  • The UNE (National Union of Students) organizes marches and demonstrations against the military dictatorship, all over Brazil.
  • The Brazilian currency, Cruzeiro, is renamed Cruzeiro Novo.
  • Institutional Act no. 2 (AI-2) extinguished all political parties and established a bipartisanship: the Aliança Renovadora Nacional (ARENA), supporting the government, and the Movimento Democrático Brasileiro (MDB), the so-called “consented opposition”.

[1] Font: Hemeroteca da Biblioteca Nacional – Correio da Manhã (RJ), de 02/04/1965.