He teaches a music workshop at the Escola de Música Villa-Lobos,
Rio de Janeiro.
He participates in the IX Bienal da Música Brasileira Contemporânea,
Rio de Janeiro.
He makes his last television appearance on the TV Cultura de São
Paulo program Os Arranjadores, conducting an orchestra for the last
time in a moving performance of his symphonic arrangement of Afro-Brazilian
songs by Baden Powell and Vinícius de Moraes.
He receives the Bolsa Vitae for promotion of Cultura, Educação
e Promoção Social, São Paulo, to compose the symphonic work Tributo
He receives the Prêmio Nacional de Música from the Ministry of
Culture at the Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro at the premiere
of his composition Tributo a Portinari, during the X Bienal de Música
Brasileira Contemporânea, played by the Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira,
directed by maestro Mario Tavares.
César Guerra-Peixe dies in Rio de Janeiro, leaving us one of the
most important musical legacies ever. He was a prolific composer,
but also an instrumentalist, essay writer and cultural advocate.
As teacher he shared his knowledge with important names like: Jorge
Antunes, José Maria Neves, Guilherme Bauer, Maria Aparecida Antonello
Ferreira, Clóvis Pereira, Murilo Tertuliano dos Santos, Ernâni Aguiar,
Antônio Guerrero, Paulo Moura, Airton Barbosa, Antônio Jardim, Carlos
Cruz, Chiquinho Morais, Capiba, Sivuca, Rildo Hora, Baden Powell,
Formiga, Juca Chaves and Roberto Menescal, among many others who
keep his works alive even today.
Municipal do Rio de Janeiro at the premiere of his composition “Tributo
a Portinari,” during the X Bienal de Música Brasileira Contemporânea.
Rio de Janeiro, 1993.