• Dies in Porto Alegre (Capital of Rio Grande do Sul State),  at 66 yars old, Alexandre Gnattali, Radamés’ father.


Alexandre Gnattali, piano teacher, bassoonist and conductor.


  • Quando fala Radamés Gnattaliby Miguel Curi for the newspaper A Noite (RJ).


Read the full interview in Press cutouts.


  • In April 26th, BBC transmits the radio broadcast A Voz de Londres (the Voice of London), in a recital that presented the famous pianist from Neo-Zealand Esther Fisher, who performs Radamés’ Rapsódia Brasileira (1930).


  • On May 26th, at the Music School of Rio de Janeiro, the Suíte para pequena Orquestra (for small orchestra, 1940), by Radamés Gnattali, is performed by Orquestra PROMUSICA, regency by maestro Edoardo de Guarnieri.


Nenwspaper Diário de NotíciasSociedade Pró-Música.




On Folhetim do Jornal do Comércio (RJ), an article by Andrade Muricy.






  • In July 4th, maestro Edoardo de Guarnieri conducts the Suíte para pequena Orquestra (for small orchestra, 1940) at the Estudio Auditório S.O.D.R.E, em Montevidéu (Uruguai); the work was very warmly received by the public and critics.



  • Radamés composes:
    • Concertino para piano, orquestra de cordas e flauta(for piano, string orchestra and flute, dedicated to the pianist Tomás Terán).
    • Sinfonia Miniatura [1] (missing work)



  • Born in Rio de Janeiro (Capital of Rio de Janeiro State, RJ), the composer and singer Paulinho da Viola (Paulo César Batista Faria), who pays homage to Radamés with a choro song called Sarau para Radamés, in 1978. In retribution, Radamés composes Obrigado Paulinho.



  • Gustavo Capanema, Ministry of Health and Education, creates the National Conservatory of Orphonic Singing, inspired by Villa-Lobos’ project, featuring the dissemination of music learning all over the public network of school in the Federal District.


  • A new currency is created in Brazil – it’s the cruzeiro instead of mil-réis.


  • After having torpedoes attacks against Brazilian ships along the northeastern coast, the government declares war against the countries of the axis (Germany, Italy and Japan).


  • Coca-Cola intalls their first factory in Brazil, in São Cristóvão neighborhood, Rio de Janeiro.



  • [1] This title has not been found within his private files but it has but it has been refered on the Informative Report of National Radio (nº 2) published in November, 1943, as well as in his biography Radamés Gnattali – o eterno experimentador, by Valdinha Barbosa and Anne Marie Devos (Funarte-1984). It is possible that this piece might be Três Miniaturas – valsa, modinha e jongo para orquestra, from 1940, as it may be cited with another name in some sources.