27. Conxita Badia, soprano
"The lied voice"
(Barcelona 1897 - 1975)
Songs - Recordings of 1916 - 1953
1 CD ADD
|| AMOR Y ODIO (E.Granados)
EL MAJO DISCRETO (E.Granados)
VARIANTE DE PETENERA (J.Gálvez)
JOTA (Manuel de Falla)
EL NOI DE LA MARE (Catalan popular)
L'HEREU RIERA (Catalan popular)
LA BALALÍ (Lluís Millet)
MELANGIA (Enric Morera)
EL RETRATO DE ISABELA (Amadeo Vives)
EL VITO (Joaquín Nin)
and other Spanish and Catalan songs
8 "VILLANCICOS ESPAÑOLES" (Joaquín Nin)
8 Spanish music songs of the XVI, XVII and XVIII Centuries,
with "vihuela" and "guitarra" accompaniment.
| Concepción Badia Millás,
known as Conchita Badia, was one of the most outstanding singers
of the 20th century.
Her professional debut took place at the Palau de la Música Catalana in 1913, as one of the Flower Girls in Wagner's Parsifal. In other Catalan stages, we find her singing Enrique Granados' songs accompanied at the piano by the composer himself, who dedicated to her many songs. Undoubtedly, her voice remained forever as the purest reference in the interpretation of Granados' work. She met Manuel de Falla with whom she was going to became great friends and whose local works she interpreted in part. She performed in Brasil, Argentina, England, Holland and Switzerland after the Spanish Civil War. She lived 11 years in South America and performed many works by Argentinean and Brazilian composers as Guastavino, Ginestera and Villa-Lobos. She returned to Barcelona and performed the première of Eduard Toldra's La rosa als llavis in 1947 dedicated to her by the composer. Her pedagogical activity completed her artistic personality and her teachings gave rise to outstanding names as Montserrat Caballé and Francesca Callao.
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