Concha Piquer

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Concha Piquer
Birth nameMaría de la Concepción Piquer López
Born(1908-12-08)December 8, 1908
Valencia, Spain
DiedDecember 12, 1990(1990-12-12) (aged 82)
Madrid, Spain
GenresCopla
Occupation(s)Singer
Actress
InstrumentsVocal

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.[1][2] This film is now in the Maurice Zouary collection at the Library of Congress.

Piquer died in Madrid on 12 December 1990.

Selected filmography[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "12 mentiras de la historia que nos tragamos sin rechistar (4)". MSN (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  2. ^ 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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