was the son of Portuguese parents that were born in Beira and came
to Brazil in 1893. His father worked at the traditional trade of
horseshoer. An amateur musician, he played the following folk instruments:
guitar, mandolin, Portuguese guitar, eight-bass button accordion
The youngest of ten children, at six César Guerra-Peixe’s father
taught him to play some guitar; at seven he taught himself to play
mandolin; at eight, violin; at nine, piano. And so began the story
of a great Brazilian composer.
Born in Petrópolis to Francisco Antonio Guerra-Peixe and Anna Adelaide
Photograph taken on March 15, 1914.
The family of Francisco Antônio Guerra-Peixe. From left to right.
Back: Palmira, Antônio Herminio, Anna and Tereza; front: Amélia
, Filomena, Anna Adelaide Guerra-Peixe (mother), Linnie, Francisco
Antonio Gerra-Peixe (father) and Emilia.
“In the carriage, a doll representing the one that would be born
just days hence, everyone certain it would be a girl…... (Me?...)”
Note on the back of the photo made by Guerra-Peixe in November