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John Constable

Biography

Born: London, England  
John Constable studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Harold Craxton. His career began at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, where he worked on the music staff. Since 1984, he has served as the principal harpsichordist for the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, and the principal pianist for the London Sinfonietta, Britain's leading contemporary music ensemble, since its founding. He has performed as a soloist under the batons of such Read more conductors as Simon Rattle, Hans Werner Henze, David Atherton, and Oliver Knussen. He has performed as continuo harpsichordist for recordings of Mozart operas with Colin Davis, Neville Marriner, Simon Rattle, and Georg Solti. With soprano Lucy Shelton, he gave the world premiere of Elliott Carter's Of Challenge and of Love at the Aldeburgh Festival. Constable has performed recitals at the BBC's New British Music and Lutoslawski weekends at the Barbican and the American Independents Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. In 2000, he was a soloist in the Boulez at 75 Festival and in 2001 at the BBC's Schnittke Festival at the Barbican. In 1998, he performed the Elliott Carter Double Concerto with the London Sinfonietta at the Queen Elizabeth Hall and with the ASKO Ensemble at the Concertgebouw. Constable has made numerous recordings of chamber music and song repertoire for Argo, Decca, EMI, Philips, Deutsche Grammophon, Hänsler, and Capriccio. These include a disc of music for viola and piano with Paul Silverthorne, a selection of Liszt songs with Philip Langridge, a collection of Warlock songs with Adrian Thompson and Christopher Maltman, Fauré and Ravel songs with Felicity Palmer, Haydn Lieder with Dame Janet Baker, and A Spanish Songbook with Jill Gomez. He is a frequent collaborator with Lucy Shelton, with whom he has recorded Messiaen's Harawi and the complete songs of Elliott Carter and Stravinsky. Constable is a professor at the Royal College of Music, London, and a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music. Read less
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  • 26.
    The Mozart Collection - Vesperes Solemnes De Confessore, Etc
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000574202 Release Date: 02/14/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Ryland Davies,  John Constable,  Gwynne Howell,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  London Symphony Chorus
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  • 27.
    Complete Mozart Edition - The Compactothèque
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 000569202 Release Date: 01/10/2006   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Heinz Holliger,  Eduard Brunner,  Klaus Thunemann,  Hermann Baumann  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Jörg-Peter Weigle
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra,  Royal Opera House Covent Garden Orchestra  ... 
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  • 28.
    The Mozart Collection - Limited Edition Box Set
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 000552802 Release Date: 11/08/2005   Number of Discs: 20
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Willard White,  Hans-Peter Blochwitz,  Anne Sofie von Otter,  Barbara Bonney  ... 
    Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner,  Myung-Whun Chung,  Sir Georg Solti,  Karl Böhm  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monteverdi Choir,  English Baroque Soloists,  Santa Cecilia Academy Rome Orchestra  ... 
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  • 29.
    English Song / Langridge, Lott, Keenleyside, Et Al
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557559-60 Release Date: 03/22/2005   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Benjamin Britten,  Lennox Berkeley,  Sir William Walton,  Peter Warlock  ... 
    Performer:  Steuart Bedford,  Della Jones,  Philip Langridge,  Felicity Lott  ... 
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  • 30.
    Ernesto Lecuona: Songs / Carole Farley
    Label: Bis   Catalog: 1374 Release Date: 07/27/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Ernesto Lecuona
    Performer:  Carole Farley,  John Constable
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  • 31.
    Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No 1-4 / Marriner, ASMF
    Label: Emi Classics Encore   Catalog: 85792 Release Date: 07/13/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  George Malcolm,  Catherine Latham,  Iona Brown,  John Constable  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 32.
    Bach: Brandenburg Concertos No 5-6, Orchestral Suite No 1 / Marriner, ASMF
    Label: Emi Classics Encore   Catalog: 85795 Release Date: 07/13/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Celia Nicklin,  Denis Vigay,  Barry Davis,  Graham Sheen  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 33.
    Gemini - Rossini: Il Barbiere Di Siviglia / Levine, Sills
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 85523 Release Date: 06/01/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini
    Performer:  Renato Capecchi,  Ruggero Raimondi,  Sherrill Milnes,  Beverly Sills  ... 
    Conductor:  James Levine
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 34.
    Gemini - Vivaldi: Violin Concertos / Yehudi Menuhin, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 85544 Release Date: 06/01/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Yehudi Menuhin,  John Constable,  Leland Chen,  Truls Otterbech Mork  ... 
    Conductor:  Jerzy Maksymiuk,  Yehudi Menuhin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish Chamber Orchestra
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  • 35.
    The British Music Collection - Sullivan: Lost Chord, Etc
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 468810 Release Date: 03/09/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Arthur Sullivan
    Performer:  Stuart Burrows,  Martin Neary,  John Constable,  Felicity Palmer
    Conductor:  Royston Nash,  Frederick Fennell,  Sir Charles Mackerras,  Eric Rogers  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Orchestra,  D'Oyly Carte Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 36.
    Label: Cello Classics   Catalog: 11010 Release Date: 03/01/2004   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gioachino Rossini,  Johann Sebastian Bach,  Benjamin Godard,  Frederick Delius  ... 
    Performer:  Douglas Cameron,  Ethel Bartlett,  Sir John Barbirolli,  W.H. Squire  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Eric Fenby,  Constant Lambert,  Christopher Finzi  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Newbury String Players
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  • 37.
    Knussen: Horn Concerto, Whitman Settings, Etc
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 474322 Release Date: 11/11/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Oliver Knussen
    Performer:  Lucy Shelton,  Barry Tuckwell,  Paul Silverthorne,  Christopher Van Kampen  ... 
    Conductor:  Oliver Knussen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta
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  • 38.
    Joshua Bell - Romance Of The Violin
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 87894 Release Date: 10/28/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Claudio Monteverdi,  Robert Schumann,  Jules Massenet,  Antonín Dvorák  ... 
    Performer:  Jacob Heringman,  John Constable,  Joshua Bell,  Stephen Orton  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Stern
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 39.
    English Song Series 4 - Warlock: The Curlew, Lillygay, Peterisms
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8557115 Release Date: 05/20/2003   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Peter Warlock
    Performer:  Christopher Maltman,  John Constable,  Adrian Thompson,  Philippa Davies  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Duke String Quartet
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  • 40.
    Best Of The Complete Mozart Edition Vol 17 - Sacred Music
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 446239 Release Date: 07/29/2002   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa,  John Constable,  Rosemarie Lang,  Hermann-Christian Polster  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Herbert Kegel,  Helmut Winschermann,  Uwe Christian Harrer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Leipzig Radio Chorus Orchestra  ... 
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  • 41.
    Mozart - The Greatest Hits
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 472409 Release Date: 07/16/2002   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Performer:  Arthur Grumiaux,  Elena Gilels,  Emil Gilels,  Margaret Marshall  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis,  Karl Böhm,  Sir Neville Marriner,  Sir Georg Solti  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 42.
    Berlioz: Sacred Music, Symphonic Dramas / Davis, London So
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 462252 Release Date: 05/08/2002   Number of Discs: 9
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz
    Performer:  Sheila Armstrong,  Frank Patterson,  Josephine Veasey,  John Shirley-Quirk  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Colin Davis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  John Alldis Choir,  London Symphony Chorus  ... 
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  • 43.
    Vivaldi: Salve Regina, Stabat Mater, Etc / Kowalski, Negri, Et Al
    Label: Eloquence   Catalog: 468164 Release Date: 09/13/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  John Constable,  Raphael Alpermann,  Jochen Kowalski,  Nico Van der Meel
    Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
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  • 44.
    Grainger Edition Vol 14 - Music For Chamber Ensemble 2
    Label: Chandos   Catalog: 9819 Release Date: 06/27/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Percy Aldridge Grainger
    Performer:  Kenneth Sillito,  Robert Smissen,  Stephen Orton,  Malcolm Latchem  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields members
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  • 45.
    Saxton: A Yardstick To The Stars, Etc
    Label: Nmc   Catalog: 65 Release Date: 05/15/2000   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Saxton
    Performer:  Paul Silverthorne,  John Constable,  Christopher George,  Manon Morris  ... 
    Conductor:  Christopher Austin
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brunel Ensemble members
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  • 46.
    Bach: Keyboard Concertos, French Suite No 3 /Gavrilov, Et Al
    Label: Emi Classics Double Fforte   Catalog: 73641 Release Date: 02/15/2000   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov,  Leonore Smith,  John Constable,  Susan Milan
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 47.
    The Essential Falla
    Label: London/Decca Double Decker   Catalog: 466128 Release Date: 10/12/1999   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Manuel de Falla
    Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha,  Jennifer Smith,  Eduardo Fernandez,  John Constable  ... 
    Conductor:  Ernest Ansermet,  Simon Rattle,  Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos,  Charles Dutoit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Suisse Romande Orchestra,  London Sinfonietta,  New Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 48.
    A Spanish Songbook / Jill Gomez, John Constable
    Label: Conifer   Catalog: 51243 Release Date: 08/30/1998   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Jesus Guridi,  Joaquin Rodrigo,  Graciano Tarrago,  Roberto Gerhard  ... 
    Performer:  Jill Gomez,  John Constable
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  • 49.
    Vivaldi: The Great Choral Masterpieces / Negri, Et Al
    Label: Philips Duo   Catalog: 462170 Release Date: 06/09/1998   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Antonio Vivaldi
    Performer:  Robert Holl,  Anthony Rolfe Johnson,  Ann Murray,  Margaret Marshall  ... 
    Conductor:  Vittorio Negri
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  English Chamber Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra
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  • 50.
    Of Challenge & Of Love - Stravinsky, Carter / Lucy Shelton
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7425 Release Date: 11/18/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Igor Stravinsky,  Elliott Carter
    Performer:  John Constable,  Lucy Shelton
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