b. Pôrto Alegre, Jan. 27, 1906.
He studied piano, violin, composition, and conducting at the Pôrto Alegre Conservatory of Music and the Nabonal School of Music in Rio de Janeiro; also appeared as a concert pianist and violist.
His music is imbued with indigenous rhythms and harmonies popularized in the 1960s as the "bossa nova sound."
Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th ed., s.v. "Radamés Gnattali."
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