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Camargo Guarnieri

Mozart Camargo Guarnieri (February 1, 1907 – January 13, 1993) was a Brazilian composer.


  • Name 1
  • Life 2
  • Works 3
    • Opera 3.1
    • Orchestral 3.2
    • Concertante 3.3
    • Chamber/instrumental 3.4
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7


Guarnieri was born in Tietê, São Paulo, and registered at birth as Mozart Guarnieri, but when he began a musical career, he decided his first name was too pretentious and subject to puns. Thus he adopted his mother's maiden name Camargo as a middle name, and thenceforth signed himself M. Camargo Guarnieri. In 1948, he legally changed his name to Mozart Camargo Guarnieri, but continued to sign only the initial of his first name. One of his brothers was named Rossine (a Portuguese misspelling of Rossini) Guarnieri, another one Verdi Guarnieri.


He studied piano and composition at the Organization of American States as the greatest contemporary composer of the Americas.

He was a National Patron of Delta Omicron, an international professional music fraternity.[1]




  • Symphonies
    • Symphony No. 1 (1944)
    • Symphony No. 2 "Uirapuru" (1945)
    • Symphony No. 3 (1952)
    • Symphony No. 4 "Brasília" (1963)
    • Symphony No. 5 (1977)
    • Symphony No. 6 (1981)
  • Overtures
    • Abertura Concertante (1942)
    • Abertura Festiva (1971)
  • Suites
    • Suite infantil (1929)
    • Suite IV Centenario (1954)
    • Suite Vila Rica (1957), taken from the music for the film "Rebelião em Vila Rica"


  • Piano
    • Piano Concerto No. 1 (1931)
    • Piano Concerto No. 2 (1946)
    • Piano Concerto No. 3 (1964)
    • Piano Concerto No. 4 (1968)
    • Piano Concerto No. 5 (1970)
    • Piano Concerto No. 6 (1987)
    • Variations (Variações sobre um tema nordestino) for Piano and Orchestra (1953)
  • Violin
    • Violin Concerto No. 1 (1940)
    • Violin Concerto No. 2 (1952)


  • String Quartets
    • String Quartet No. 1 (1932)
    • String Quartet No. 2 (1944)
    • String Quartet No. 3 (1962)
  • Cello Sonatas
    • Cello Sonata No. 1 (1931)
    • Cello Sonata No. 2 (1955)
    • Cello Sonata No. 3 (1977)
  • Violin Sonatas
    • Violin Sonata No. 1
    • Violin Sonata No. 2
    • Violin Sonata No. 3
    • Violin Sonata No. 4
    • Violin Sonata No. 5
    • Violin Sonata No. 6
    • Violin Sonata No. 7
  • Viola Sonata (1950)

See also


  1. ^ Delta Omicron

Further reading

  • Silva, Flávio. Camargo Guarnieri: o tempo e a música. Rio de Janeiro: Ministério da Cultura, FUNARTE; São Paulo, SP: Imprensa Official SP, 2001 ISBN 85-7507-009-6.
  • Verhaalen, Marion. Camargo Guarnieri, Brazilian Composer: A Study of his Creative Life and Works, with a preface by José Maria Neves. With CD recording. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-253-34475-1.

External links

  • About Camargo Guarnieri in Larousse
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