1936

  • Born in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State, RJ), on July 18th, Alexandre Gnattali [1], Radamés and Vera firstborn son.

 

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Alexandre with his paternal grandparents, Alexandre and Adélia, and Bulungo, aunt Aída’s parrot. Porto Alegre, 1937.

 

  • Radamés is 30 years old.

 

  • On September 12th, the PRE-8, Sociedade Rádio Nacional do Rio de Janeiro is innaugureted and hires Radamés as the orchestra pianist, and very shortly as the arranger and maestro.

 

 

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  • Radamés at the piano having in front of him the Rádio Nacional microphone, an icon of the Golden Era of the radio broadcasts in Brazil.

 

 

 

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The All Star Orchestra, one of the orchestras at the National Radio in 1936, included 2 trumpets, trombone, 2 alto saxophones (or 2 clarinets), tenor saxophone, piano, contrabass and drums. Radamés at the piano, Luciano Perrone in the back, at the drums. The percussion set was considerably strong, with timpani, vibraphone, gong, drums. Conducting, Maestro Simon Bountman.

 

 

  • Radamés signs the arrangements and musical direction of the musical magazine Parada das Maravilhas [2], with 2 acts and 40 sets, presented on october 10th and 18th at the Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.  Red more: Music & arts > theatre / dance.

 

 

  • RCA Victor presents of Radamés the choro Amoroso, the waltzes Duas da Manhã, Primavera de amor, Zeli and Relembrando o passado, all performed by Typical Victor Orchestra.

 

 

 

Radamés composes:

    • Concerto nº 2 para piano e orquestra (for piano and orchestra)
    • Lenda e Choro para quarteto de cordas (for string quartet)
    • Rapsódia para dois pianos e jazz [3] (for 2 pianos and jazz)
    • Valsa, modinha e jongo – suíte para piano (suite for piano) – missing work, mentioned in the press at the time [4].

 

 

 

  • Born in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State, RJ), the pianist and composer Luizinho Eça (Luiz Mainzi da Cunha Eça), to whom Radamés dedicates, in 1960, his Concerto Carioca nº 2 para trio de piano, contrabaixo e bateria, com grande orquestra (for piano, contrabass, drums and grand orchestra) .

 

 

  • Oscar Niemeyer and Lúcio Costa design the Ministry of Education and Health, in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State, RJ), inspired by Le Corbusier, a Swiss architect whose straight lines represented a new functional style.

 

  • The downtown airport, Aeroporto Santos Dumont, is inaugurated in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State, RJ).

 

 

 

  • Germany presents to the world the first recording sound on magnetic tape.

 

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  • [1] Alexandre Gnattali graduated in Dentistry, in 1963. In 1969, however, he has gone to India to study at a Kayvalya Dahma, Lonavla Village, Maharastra State, where he graduated as a Yoga professor. Back home, he joined the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) and graduated in Physical Education, in 1976.
  • [2] Source: Hemeroteca da Biblioteca Nacional –  Jornal do Brasil – october 10th  and  october 18th
  • [3] Rapsódia para 2 pianos e jazz (Rhapsody for two pianos and jazz orchestra) seems to be the first version of Fantaisa Brasileira [nº 1] for piano and orchestra (Brazilian Fantasy nº 1), from 1937.
  • [4] Source: Hemeroteca da Biblioteca Nacional – Correio da Manhã –  april 14th 1937