• At 9 years old, Radamés receives a distingueshed award from the Italian council, with a certificate and a medal, for his contribution as maestro and arranger of an infant small orchestra, belonging to the Italiens Society of Porto Alegre.



His sister Aída recalls:  “My mother used to tell us how the other children gave up playing, one after the other, because the arrangements were not so simple and easy to play. Radamés kept playing until the end and he was the only child that finally could play the whole piece”.  




  • Born in São Paulo (Capital of São Paulo State, SP), the composer and multi-instrumentalist of plucked strings Garoto (Aníbal Augusto Sardinha), to whom Radamés dedicates, in 1951, the Concertino nº 2 para violão e orquestra.




Concertino nº 2 for guitar and ochestra

(piano reduction)



  • Baiano (Manuel Pedro dos Santos),a Bahian singer performs the march Ai, Filomena (J. Carvalho Bulhões), great  carnival success that year, joking with the President Hermes da Fonseca’s image, calling him an unlucky guy, whose nickname was “Mr. Dudu”.


  • Born in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State, RJ), the singer Orlando Silva (Orlando Garcia da Silva, 1915-1978), so called “the crowds’ singer”, considered by the specialized critics the greatest Brazilian singer of all times[1].




  • [1] According to Radamés, Orlando was the very first singer ask him for an arrangement with plucked strings.  “After that, all artists from National Radio started to play with strings,”, used to tell the maestro.