Rafael Puyana

Born 14 October 1931. Died 1 March 2013
Rafael Puyana
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Rafael Puyana

Rafael Puyana Biography (Wikipedia)

Rafael (Antonio Lazaro) Puyana Michelsen (14 October 1931 – 1 March 2013) was a Colombian harpsichordist.

Puyana was born in Bogotá in 1931, and began piano lessons at age 6 with his aunt and at age 13 made his debut at the Teatro Colón in Bogotá. When he was 16, he went to Boston to continue his piano studies at the New England Conservatory. He subsequently studied harpsichord with Wanda Landowska and musical composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.

Puyana made his harpsichord début in New York in 1957. In 1961, he débuted in Boston in the Peabody Mason Concert series. One reviewer was so impressed by his performance, the sub-headline read: "Without any doubt, Rafael Puyana's recital at Jordan Hall last night was by far the greatest program of harpsichord music I have ever heard". He made his London debut in 1966.

Puyana performed with Yehudi Menuhin, Leopold Stokowski and Andrés Segovia. Composers Federico Mompou and Xavier Montsalvatge dedicated compositions to him - in Mompou's case, No. 11 of his Cançons i Danses.

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Manuel de Falla
Harpsichord concerto: 3rd mvt - Vivace
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Harpsichord concerto: 3rd mvt - Vivace
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in D major Kk.33
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Sonata in D major Kk.33
Padre Antonio Soler
Fandango In D Minor R.146
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Fandango In D Minor R.146
Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in E major, K 207
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Sonata in E major, K 207
Padre Antonio Soler
Fandango in D
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Fandango in D
Girolamo Frescobaldi
Five Galliards
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Five Galliards
John Bull
The King's Hunt
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The King's Hunt
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Concerto in D major for harpsichord and 5 instruments
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Concerto in D major for harpsichord and 5 instruments
William Byrd
La Volta
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La Volta
John Bull
Les Buffons
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Les Buffons
Rafael Puyana
Harpsichord Concerto
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Harpsichord Concerto

Harpsichord Concerto

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Solistas de Mexico
Rafael Puyana
Passacaglia (Urania)
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Passacaglia (Urania)
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Fandango
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Fandango
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