Paris, Conxita’s new home, is the starting point of many concerts all over Europe where critics are unanimous in praising her skills. But when on this continent another war is starting, Conxita accepts the proposal of some South American managers and goes into exile a second time, first in Brazil, later in Argentina.

There she finds a colony of refugees from her home country and befriends many important cultural figures, like philosopher José Ortega y Gasset, poet Rafael Alberti and actress Margarida Xirgu.

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During her many performances in the main concert halls of Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina and on the radio, she not only sings Italian and German lieder, but also work written by contemporary Brazilian and Argentinian composers (Heitor Villa-Lobos dedicates to her the song Dinga-Donga, and Alberto Ginastera his Las horas de una estancia) as well as Spanish and Catalan composers, like Frederic Mompou and Manuel de Falla.

The latter had already heard Conxita sing in Barcelona and Paris where her art had made a mark on him. His arrival in Buenos Aires as an exile, just like the singer, means continuing a very productive relationship. She interpretes his whole repertoire and becomes his favorite singer. When they meet at his house, he always opens the piano and accompanies her while she sings. But often he just asks her to play the piano, because he reminds her very much of Enric Granados.

Nine years have passed since Conxita has left Catalonia. She has known many successes and is adored by an ever growing public. An interesting proposal for a series of concerts in the U.S.A. is waiting for an answer. Will she accept?

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