1961

 

  • Odeon presents the long-play Radamés na Europa, com seu Sexteto e Edu (Radamés Sextet in Europe with Edu) – volume 2.

 

 

  • Born in Petrópolis (RJ), the cavaquinist and composer Luciana Rabello (Luciana Maria Rabello Pinheiro), to whom Radamés dedicates the work Variações sem tema, for cavaquinho and piano, in 1983. Luciana was part of the first formation of Camerata Carioca [1].

 

 

 

  • Radamés composes:
    • Brasiliana nº 9  for cello and pianotranscription from orchestration to piano.
    • Concerto nº 2  for violin and orchestra – dedicated to Romeu Ghipsman (finished in 1962).
    • Concerto nº 3 (seresteiro)  for piano and orchestra (finished in 1962).
    • Fantasia brasileira nº 5  for piano and orchestra

 

 

 

  • The Centro Popular de Cultura- CPC (Popular Culture Center) and the União Nacional dos Estudantes – UNE (National Students Association) lives an extremely dynamic period, presenting several theater plays, films, records, seminars and public debates.

 

 

  • Jânio Quadros assumes the Presidency of Brazil. Without any political party and isolated, he resigns after seven months, on August 25th.

 

  • Vice-president João Goulart assumes the federal government, supported by a campaign leaded by Leonel Brizola – with limited power though, under a parliament government.

 

  • After Jânio Quadros renouncement, the National Radio goes into an unstable period and very quick decadence. Musicians move to the Ministry of Educação Radio, forming the new Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional (OSN), dedicated to the classic repertoire of Brazilian music.

 

  • John F. Kennedy is ellected President of the United States.

 

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[1] Please, for Camerata Carioca see Glossary.