Born in Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul State, RS) on February 04th, the maestro, composer and arranger Alexandre Gnattali Filho[1], Radamés’ brother.


1925, Aída, Radamés, Ernani and their younger brother Alexandre.


  • Born in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State, RJ), mandolin player and composer Jacob do Bandolim[1] (Jacob Pick Bittencourt, *1969), to whom Radamés dedicates his work Retratos, para bandolim, conjunto regional de choro e orquestra de cordas (Portraits, composition for mandolin, regional choro ensemble and string orchestra), in 1956.


  • Born in Curitiba (Capital of Paraná State,PR), the maestro, pianist , composer and arranger Alceu Bocchino (Alceo Ariosto Bocchino, *2013), Radamés’ great friend and companion for many years in the daily toil work of writing concerts, recording studio, radio and television broadcasts.



  • It is the end of the First World War. Germany and the Allies sign the armistice.




  • [1] Alexandre Gnattali Filho (1918-1990) has studied piano with his father and his sister Aída, and harmony with maestro Roberto Eggers, in Porto Alegre. In 1943 he has moved to Rio de Janeiro and he has continued his harmony studies, counterpoint and composition with Newton Pádua. He entered the National Radio as a copyist, but he has turned into an arranger and maestro very quickly. He stayed there until mid sixties, when the National Radio collapsed.   Excelsior TV requires his work and CBS Records, developing his musical work as an arranger and maestro, until he retires. Alexandre had an intensive work as a composer, arranger and orchestra director for many phonographic productions, such as movie-tracks, theater, radio and television. He has directed the Brazilian montage of the American musical play, My fair lady, in 1961, with Bibi Ferreira and Paulo Autran. He has also signed the musical direction of many movie productions, such as O Petróleo é nosso (1954), Carnaval em Marte (1954), Treze Cadeiras (1957), Rio Zona Norte (1958) de Nelson Pereira dos Santos, O grande momento (1958), O Homem do Sputnik (1959), Minervina vem aí! (1959), Quanto mais samba, melhor (1961), Os Apavorados (1962), Entre mulheres e espiões (1962), entre outros. In 1950, he got married to the singer Juanita Castilho (pseudonym of Clarisse Maria de Noronha); they had two daughters, Sandra e Carla.
  • [2] Visit the site Instituto Jacob do Bandolim