- The Radamés Gnattali Festival with the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira (Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra) perform the premiere of Concerto for harmonica and chamber orchestra, from 1956, solos by Edu da Gaita, to whom Radamés has dedicated his composition. The program also features Brasiliana n.º 6 – concert – for piano and orchestra, from 1954, the Concertino for piano, flute and string orchestra, from 1942, first audition with piano solo by Radamés Gnattali and flute solo by Moacyr Lissera, and the Sinfonia Popular [nº1], from 1956, conducted by maestro Armando Belardi.
- Todamérica presents a new long-playing with two works by Radamés, composed in 1956. The Brasiliana nº 7 for tenor saxophone and piano and Brasiliana nº 8 for two pianos. The LP is released in December this year
Sandoval Dias and Radamés Gnattali record Brasiliana nº 7.
Piano duo Radamés and Aída Gnattali
- Continental records presents the long-playing Radamés em ritmo de samba, whit Radamés and his orchestra.
- Radamés composes:
- Dança brasileira for guitar solo – dedicated to Laurindo Almeida
- Negrinho do pastoreio (bailado) for two pianos
- Quatro noturnos, for string quartet and piano
- Premiere of Eles Não Usam Black-Tie, by Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, at Teatro de Arena.
- Jorge Amado publishes his famous romance Gabriela, cravo e canela.
- Brazil is the champion at the World Soccer Cup in Sweden.
- The United States launches into space the first American artificial satellite.