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Conxita Badia

Concepció Badia Millàs (14 November 1897 – 2 May 1975) (known by her stage name as Conchita Badía or Conxita Badia) was a Spanish soprano and pianist. Admired for her spontaneity, expressiveness, and clear diction, she was considered one of the greatest interpreters of 20th century Catalan, Spanish and Latin American art song. She premiered many works in that genre, including those by Enrique Granados, Manuel de Falla, Frederic Mompou, Alberto Ginastera, and Enric Morera, several of which had been specially written for her voice. The main part of the collection of Badia's sound recordings, scores, letters and pictures is preserved in the Biblioteca de Catalunya. In one of the letters, Pablo Casals wrote: "Everything I've written for a soprano voice has been thinking about you. Therefore, every one is yours."

Birth and Death Data: Born November 14th, 1897 (Barcelona), Died May 2nd, 1975

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1939

Roles Represented in DAHR: soprano vocal

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BAVE-039138 10-in. between 7/12/1939 and 12/12/1939 El amor y los ojos Conxita Badia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BAVE-039135 10-in. between 7/12/1939 and 12/12/1939 Mañanica era Conxita Badia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BAVE-039136 10-in. between 7/12/1939 and 12/12/1939 El majo discreto Conxita Badia Soprano vocal solo vocalist, soprano vocal  
Victor BAVE-039137 10-in. between 7/12/1939 and 12/12/1939 Jota Conxita Badia Soprano vocal solo, with piano vocalist, soprano vocal  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Badia, Conxita," accessed October 23, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109305.

Badia, Conxita. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 23, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109305.

"Badia, Conxita." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 23 October 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/109305

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