Soprano Montserrat Caballé about her teacher Conxita Badia

She was unique, unique, all the monuments they could create for her would be too few and if I should be good enough as to leave a mark, the one that I had to leave would be hers.

Montserrat Caballé (1933-2018) was one of Conxita Badia‘s pupils.

Conxita Badia and Montserrat Caballé

Photo: @Fons Conxita Badia, Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Conxita Badia interprets Frederic Mompou

Conxita Badia sings the poem Damunt de tu, només les flors, written and composed by Frederic Mompou who also accompanies her on the piano.

This concert took place in the gardens of the Villa-Museum Pau Casals, in El Vendrell (Baix Penedès region), where she used to sing every summer accompanied by Pau Casals till the Spanish Civil War broke out in 1936.

Click here for an English translation of the poem. Photos: @Fons Conxita Badia, Biblioteca de Catalunya.

Conxita Badia sings Enric Granados

In this audio singer Conxita Badia is interpreting Tonadillas and Canciones Amatorias, composed by Enric Granados. Two of the latter songs were dedicated to Conxita by the composer; she sung them for the first time in 1913 in the Sala Granados (Barcelona).

Shortly I will publish a page with an illustrated biography and other posts related to this forgotten artist.

Photo (@Fons Conxita Badia, Biblioteca de Catalunya): Recording the LP “Homenaje a Granados” with pianist Alícia de Larrocha and impresario Oriol Martorell.

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