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Radamés Gnattali


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Radamés Gnattali (January 27, 1906 - January 13, 1988), was a Brazilian classical composer, conductor, orchestrator, and arranger.
Radamés Gnattali was born in Porto Alegre, the son of Alessandro Gnattali and Adélia Fossati. Both his father and mother were musicians. Gnattali was a pianist and violinist early in his career, but soon after moving from Porto Alegre to Rio de Janeiro he became a successful conductor, composer and arranger. Though his first works were background scores for radio serials, by the 1930s he was composing concert music in a Neo-Romantic style also incorporating jazz and traditional Brazilian strains. Over the decades, the emphasis Gnattali placed on these components shifted towards jazz in the early 1950s and back towards the Brazilian popular styles by the start of the 1960s. He composed several important guitar scores, the weightiest being three solo concertos and three duo concertos. He died in Rio de Janeiro.

Radamés Gnattali is a fundamental name in Brazilian music. A classically trained composer, conductor, orchestrator, and arranger, he worked for a living in the popular side of the business, deeply influencing Brazilian popular music with his arrangements and conceptions through his omnipresence at the musical direction of Rádio Nacional, the biggest broadcast outing in Brazil during that time. His compositions, both in the erudite and popular fields, concurred to bridge the gap between the two idioms, a self-imposed task that was always kept in sight throughout his whole life.

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  • enzinho

    "Radamés você é a coisa mais linda que todo mundo já conheceu. Eu vou te dar um beijo e te convidar para tomar um chope". Tom Jobim ( no Rio, em 1985 )

    20 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Lucas_Igor

    O desconhecimento dele por grande parte dos brasileiros comprova até que ponto nós não cuidamos ou até desprezamos nossos tesouros musicais.

    8 Nov 2011 Reply

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