• Maria Weingärtner Fossati (1851-1910), Radamés’ gramma from his mother’s side dies in Porto Alegre, RS, when she was 59 years old. She was the daughter of German immigrants, and a cousin of the famous painter, drawer and printmaker Pedro Weingärtner [1].


  • Radamés started his piano studies when he was 3 or 4 years old, with his mother Adélia, as per his own briefing at the Image and Sound Museum (RJ), during the Distinguished Personalities Cycle, on August 28th, 1985.



Photo restored by Jussara Gomes Gruber, 2008. (Aída Gnattali's provate collection)

Carlo Fossati and Maria Weingärner Fossati, Radamés ‘maternal grandparents, with their children, in 1902. Standing, from left to right, Adélia (Radamés’ mother), Camillo, Cesar, Emília, Vittorio, Arthur, Pascoal and Frederica. Seated, Paulina, Maria (mother), Nina (Ítala), Carlito (Carlo, son), Carlo (father) and Virgílio. Everyone studied music. Women, piano; men, piano and violin or cello. Vittorio, in addition to the piano, played the flute very well. [2]



  • Ernesto Nazareth (1863-1934) composes the Brazilian-tango Odeon, for piano solo.


  • On November 23rd the Revolta da Chibata [3]  breaks out in Rio de Janeiro.


  • [1] Pedro Weingärtner (Porto Alegre RS 1853 – 1929). Painter, printmaker, lithographer, drawer, and professor. Read more.
  • [2] Photo restored by Jussara Gomes Gruber, 2008 (Aída Gnattali’s private collection)
  • [3] Leaded by João Candido, the Revolta da Chibata was a rebellion inspired in the chibata punishment, which means blowing the body with a cane. Read more.