1957

  • Todamérica records launches the long-playing Radamés interpreta Radamés, with 6 choros and 6 sambas of his own. The composer (piano) is accompanied by José Menezes (cavaquinho and guitar), Luciano Perrone (drums), Pedro Vidal Ramos (contrabass) and Heitor dos Prazeres (afoxé and reco-reco) [1].

 

  • Continental presents the long-play Valsas da minha terra – with Radamés Gnattali and his orchestra, featuring the most famous Brazilian waltzes.

 

  • Brothers Alexandre and Radamés Gnattali signed the musical direction for the film Rio Zona Norte, by Nelson Pereira dos Santos, with songs by the composer Zé Kéti (José Flores de Jesus). This film is considered one of the milestones that founded ‘cinema novo’, an artistic movement that emerged in the 1960s, which revolutionized the Brazilian cinema.

 

 

 

 

 

  • Yet, at this same year, Radamés signed the musical direction of the following films: O noivo da girafa and Chico Fumaça, both directed by Victor Lima, starring Amácio Mazzaropi; Na corda bamba, directed by Eurides Ramos, for which he composes the song As Melindrosas (with Meira Guimarães); O Barbeiro que se vira, also by Eurides Ramos, for whom he composes Abolição (dobrado), Baile no Galpão (ranchera), Mestre Filó (polka) and Tá no Ré (maxixe).

 

 

  • Radamés composes:
    • Concertino nº 3  for guitar and orchestrawith flute, drums (whit timpani and bells) – dedicated to José Menezes.
    • Concerto for harp and string orchestra – dedicated to harpist Gianni Fumagalli.
    • Sonatina for guitar and piano (finished in 1958)  dedicated to Dilermando Reis.

 

 

 

  • Tute (Artur de Souza Nascimento), guitar player who introduced the seven stringed guitar into the typical choro formation dies in Rio de Janeiro (RJ).

 

 

  • The Soviet Union launches the Sputnik into the space, the first artificial satellite entirely created by men.

 

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  • [1]  Side A (choros): Papo de anjo, Puxa-puxa, Bolacha queimada, Pé-de-moleque, Zanzando em Copacabana, Gatinhos no piano.  Side B (sambas): Amargura (with Alberto Ribeiro), Vou andar por aí, Cheio de malícia, Escrevendo pra você, De amor em amor (with Silva Costa), Seu Ataulfo.