César Guerra-Peixe

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César Guerra-Peixe (March 18, 1914 – November 26, 1993) was a Brazilian violinist, composer, and conductor.

Guerra-Peixe was born in Petrópolis, son of Portuguese immigrants with Romani origins. His music can be heard in many Brazilian films, such as Terra é Sempre Terra, O Canto do Mar, Quero Essa Mulher Tanto Assim, Riacho de Sangue, Meu Nome é Lampião, and Soledade.[1]

In 1965 Guerra Peixe won the Medalha do Mérito Carlos Gomes, bestowed by the Guanabara State government, in recognition of his dedication to developing Brazilian culture.[citation needed]

During his late years he worked as professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais where he helped to form a new generation of Brazilian arrangers.[citation needed]

As an ethnomusicologist, he wrote an important book Os Maracatus do Recife (1955, second edition 1980) on Maracatu. He died in Rio de Janeiro.

Discography[edit]

  1. Jornada da Lapinha nº 1/Jornada da Lapinha nº 2 (1955) Copacabana 78
  2. Chora na rampa (1959) Chantecler 78
  3. Cidade Maravilhosa/Menina-moça (1960) Chantecler 78
  4. Vassourinhas (1961) Chantecler 78
  5. Escuta, Levino/Quarta-feira de cinzas (1962) Chantecler 78
  6. Sambas clássicos ( S/D) Chantecler LP
  7. Sedução do norte (1978) RGE/Fermata LP
  8. A retirada da Laguna. Orquestra Sinfônica Nacional da Rádio MEC (1997) CD
  9. Eliane Tokeshi e Guida Borghoff - Guerra-Peixe: Obras Para Violino e Piano (YB Music, 2011)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Guerra Peixe", IinternetMovieDatabase (Accessed 23 August 2011).

Further reading[edit]

http://www.guerrapeixe.com/

  • Béhague, Gerard. 1979. Music in Latin America: An Introduction. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. ISBN 0136089194 (cloth); ISBN 0136089011 (pbk).
  • Béhague, Gerard. 2001. "Guerra-Peixe, César". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.
  • Mariz, Vasco. 1994–95. "César Guerra-Peixe (1914–1993)". Inter-America Music Review 14, no. 1:169–70.