Conchita Supervia, Vol. III        (2-Marston 52060)
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Conchita Supervia, Vol. III        (2-Marston 52060)
V1445. CONCHITA SUPERVIA:  The Complete Conchita Supervia, Vol. III: Odeon / Parlophone recordings, incl. Songs by Yradier, Rodrigo, Lamotte de Grignon, Nin, Mompou, Padilla, Valverde, Pérez-Freire, Zamacois, Álvarez, Cottrau, Oteo, Godes, Murillo, Puche, Bach-Gounod, Mendelssohn, Bishop, Ferrabosco, John Alden Carpenter, Cyril Scott & Guy d’Hardelot (the latter’s 'A lesson with the fan');  Arias & Duets (w.Gaston Micheletti, Andrée Vavon & Andrée Bernadet) from Carmen, Werther, Faust, Mignon, Samson et Dalila, Damnation de Faust & El Huésped del Sevillano.  2-Marston 52060, recorded 1930-32.  Transfers by Ward Marston.   Booklet features discographic information, photos & extensive notes by Michael Aspinall & Desmond Shawe-Taylor. - 638335206028


“Conchita Supervia, a magnetic personality as well as a great singer, was the kind of artist around whose name legends gather….It was inevitable that a singer of [her] gifts should tackle Carmen; and this was to become Supervia’s most famous role outside Rossini….During [her 1931 tour of England] she sang a group of English songs, although she had just begun to learn the language; and with these she created quite a sensation owing to the clarity and extraordinary charm of her enunciation. Of course, she had still…a marked foreign accent; nevertheless, there are few English singers who could not learn something from her intensely vivid handling of the language. In the literature of Spanish song there has been no one to equal her in our time."

- Desmond Shawe-Taylor, OPERA, Jan., 1960

"Supervia loved to sing and seemed always to be eager for the next performance….’Is every nerve in your body awake?’ she often used to ask me just before we went on to the stage, and when I hopefully assured her that every nerve was tingling with impatience, she would say, ‘Good, let us begin’. Supervia’s vitality seemed to be endless; she never showed fatigue and her gaiety was inexhaustible."

- Ivor Newton, AT THE PIANO – IVOR NEWTON, The World of an Accompanist, p.141