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César Guerra-Peixe (March 18, 1914 in Petrópolis – November 26, 1993 in Rio de Janeiro) was a Brazilian violinist and composer. As a composer he did several works using twelve-tone technique, but switched in 1949 to works inspired by Brazilian roots.[1] His music can be heard in many Brazilian films.[2]

As an ethnomusicologist, he also wrote an important book "Os Maracatus do Recife" on Maracatu.


  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


  • Score.ePartitura small Brazilian website with digitalized scores (PDF). Sorry, Portuguese language only...



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