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The Complete Conchita Supervia Vol. 5: Elusive Selections And Alternative Takes

Conchita Supervia/Maria Barrientos
Release Date: 01/25/2016 
Label:  Marston   Catalog #: 51010  
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Conchita Supervia (Barcelona, 1895 - London, 1936), in Desmond Shawe-Taylor?s words, was ?... the kind of artist around whose name legends gather.? She was ?a genuine mezzo-soprano of more than two octaves, from low G to high B. ... She could sing scales, arpeggios and the most elaborate roulades without turning a hair.? She had a powerful chest register, a flexible upper voice, great musicianship, and charisma. And yet, some cannot forgive her pronounced vibrato, which could be unnerving to many. When Marston issued the first four volumes of the complete recordings of Conchita Supervia, four selec¬tions proved to be un-findable. After the publication of volume four, the ?un-findable? tracks finally came to light. If their whereabouts Read more had previously been known, they would have been included in their chronological position within the Supervia discography and there would be no need for a fifth volume. The fact that they have only recently been located, however, gives rise to the opportunity of presenting twelve alternative takes, not included in the first four volumes. As an appendix to the Conchita Supervia recordings, Marston is pleased to offer Mar?a Barrientos in her only electric recordings singing songs of Manuel de Falla with the composer at the piano. Read less

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