Concha Piquer

María de la Concepción Piquer López (13 December 1906[1] – 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 Antonio Quintero, Rafael de León y Manuel Quiroga.

Concha Piquer
Conchita Piquer 1927.jpg
Background information
Birth nameMaría de la Concepción Piquer López
Born(1906-12-13)13 December 1906
Valencia, Spain
Died12 December 1990(1990-12-12) (aged 83)
Madrid, Spain
Genres
Occupation(s)Singer
Actress
InstrumentsVocal

BiographyEdit

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 that is considered to be the first sound-integrated film in history.[2][3] This film is now in the Maurice Zouary collection at the U.S. Library of Congress.

Piquer died in Madrid on 12 December 1990.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

  • Conchita Piquer en la intimidad (1961)
  • Conchita Piquer (1962)
  • Canciones del espectaculo Puente de coplas (1964)

Compilation albumsEdit

  • 10 creaciones (1958)
  • Sus grandes éxitos (1958)
  • Canciones de oro (1986)
  • Antología (1986)

FilmographyEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Stephanie Sieburth, Survival Songs: Conchita Piquer's 'Coplas' and Franco's Regime of Terror, Table of Contents, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014, ISBN 9781442644731

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Concha Piquer y su nacimiento". Levante. 21 December 2010. Retrieved 12 May 2021.
  2. ^ "12 mentiras de la historia que nos tragamos sin rechistar (4)". MSN (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  3. ^ EFE (2010-11-03). "La primera película sonora era española". El País (in Spanish). ISSN 1134-6582. Retrieved 2019-02-06.

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