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Rafael Puyana, performer on 3 manual Harpsichord
« on: March 16, 2013, 10:41:21 PM »
Hi!

An obituary in the newspapers today reports the passing of the Colombian harpsichordist Rafael Puyana. He commissioned a Pleyel with metal frame and pedals for rapid registration changes and was criticised by the "authentic" movement until he found an original 3 manual instrument of 1740 by Hieronymus Albrecht Hass equipped with 16, 8, 4 and 2ft pitches.

He gave up performing in 2005 and spent his further years editing recordings on the 3 manual instrument which are to be released on CD later this year.

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Re: Rafael Puyana, performer on 3 manual Harpsichord
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2013, 08:11:41 PM »
I'd love to see that.  I don't suppose you know of any YouTube recordings?
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Re: Rafael Puyana, performer on 3 manual Harpsichord
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2013, 09:39:59 PM »
Hi!

A google search is throwing up the obituaries and a YouTube video which really should not be there - perhaps unless the CD is unobtainium - but gives an insight into the fantastically rich sound:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TISA-03fHkw

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