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Radamés Gnatalli

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Radamés Gnatalli was born in January 27 of 1906, in Porto Alegre, the son of an Italian piano teacher named Alessandro Gnatalli, who loved opera very much and called his children opera character's names (Radamés, Aída and Ernani). When he was 6 years old, Radamés started to learn from his mother how to play the piano. His mother, Adélia Fonseca Gnatalli, was a piano teacher. Since childhood, Radamés showed his musical ability. Once, he was awarded by the Italian Consul in a party, where the 9-year-old boy conducted a children's orchestra, with scores composed by himself. Read more...

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