Conchita Piquer

María de la Concepción Piquer López (8 December 1908 – 12 December 1990) better known as Concha Piquer (and sometimes billed as Conchita Piquer) was a Spanish singer and actress. She was known for her work in the copla form, and she performed her own interpretations of some of the key pieces in the Spanish song tradition, mostly works of the mid-20th century trio of composers Quintero, León y Quiroga.

Piquer was born in Valencia, Spain. In 1922, she made her stage debut in New York City at the age of 14, and later appeared with Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, and Fred and Adele Astaire. On 15 April 1923, she appeared in a short film, From Far Seville, made by Lee de Forest in his Phonofilm sound-on-film process, and shown at the Rivoli Theater in New York City. This film is now in the Maurice Zouary collection at the Library of Congress.

Piquer died in Madrid on 12 December 1990.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 8th, 1908 (Valencia), Died December 11th, 1990 (Madrid)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1922 - 1929

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, castanets

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 93240 10-in. 1920-1925 Canción gitana Conchita Piquer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 93242 10-in. either 1921 or 1922 Rasgos de España Conchita Piquer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 93243 10-in. either 1921 or 1922 Pepa la naranjera Conchita Piquer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia 93247 10-in. 1920-1925 Amapola Conchita Piquer Female vocal solo, with orchestra vocalist  
Columbia (U.K.) WK1464 10-in. July-November 1929 Brisas de Málaga Conchita Piquer Instrumental ensemble, with castanets instrumentalist, castanets  
Columbia (U.K.) WK1465 10-in. July-November 1929 Fandanguillo gitano Conchita Piquer Instrumental ensemble, with castanets instrumentalist, castanets  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Piquer, Conchita," accessed August 2, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105949.

Piquer, Conchita. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved August 2, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105949.

"Piquer, Conchita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 2 August 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105949

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