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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  • 51.
    Sound The Trumpet! / Andre, Smithers, Hardenberger, Laird
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 454421 Release Date: 04/22/1997   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Andrea Grossi,  Domenico Gabrielli,  Giovanni Bononcini,  Johann Melchior Molter  ... 
    Performer:  Don Smithers,  Desmond Dupré,  Simon Preston,  Maria Teresa Garatti  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner,  Elgar Howarth,  Iona Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields,  I Musici,  London Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 52.
    The English Patient - Original Soundtrack
    Label: Fantasy   Catalog: 16001 Release Date: 11/19/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gabriel Yared
    Performer:  Márta Sebestyén,  John Constable
    Conductor:  Harry Rabinowitz
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 53.
    Robert Hall Lewis
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80444 Release Date: 04/16/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Robert Hall Lewis
    Performer:  John Constable
    Conductor:  Robert Hall Lewis
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  London Sinfonietta Voices,  Philharmonia Chamber Artists
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  • 54.
    Handel & Bach: Sacred Arias / Jochen Kowalski, Marriner
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 10532 Release Date: 07/12/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  George Frideric Handel,  Johann Sebastian Bach
    Performer:  John Constable,  Jochen Kowalski,  Stephen Orton,  Kenneth Sillito  ... 
    Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  • 55.
    Christopher Parkening Plays Vivaldi & Warlock / Iona Brown
    Label: Emi Classics   Catalog: 55052 Release Date: 03/15/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Praetorius,  Antonio Vivaldi,  Peter Warlock
    Performer:  Christopher Parkening,  John Constable,  Lionel Handy,  Iona Brown
    Conductor:  Iona Brown
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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    Janácek: From The House Of The Dead / Mackerras
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 430375 Release Date: 09/12/1991   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Leos Janácek
    Performer:  Wendy Phillips,  Robin McGee,  Sebastian Bell,  John Constable  ... 
    Conductor:  David Atherton,  Sir Charles Mackerras
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members,  London Sinfonietta Chorus,  Vienna State Opera Chorus  ... 
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  • 57.
    Schoenberg: Choral Music / Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 44571 Release Date: 10/10/1990   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
    Performer:  Günter Reich,  John Shirley-Quirk,  John Constable,  Christopher Van Kampen  ... 
    Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Singers,  BBC Symphony Chorus,  BBC Symphony Orchestra
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  • 58.
    Britten: Lachrymae; Hindemith, Shostakovich: Viola Sonatas / Silverthorne, Constable
    Label: Koch International Classics   Catalog: 7270 Release Date: 02/1995   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Dmitri Shostakovich,  Benjamin Britten,  Paul Hindemith
    Performer:  Paul Silverthorne,  John Constable
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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
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
Ravel: Histoires naturelles - 1. Le paon
Ravel: Histoires naturelles - 2. Le grillon
Ravel: Histoires naturelles - 3. Le cygne
Ravel: Histoires naturelles - 4. Le marin-pêcheur
Ravel: Histoires naturelles - 5. La pintade
Ravel: 5 Mélodies populaires grecques - 1. Le réveil de la mariée
Ravel: 5 Mélodies populaires grecques - 2. Là-bas, vers l'église
Ravel: 5 Mélodies populaires grecques - 3. Quel galant m'est comparable
Ravel: 5 Mélodies populaires grecques - 4. Chanson des ceuilleuses de lentisques
Ravel: 5 Mélodies populaires grecques - 5. Tout gai!
I. Jerome
II. Jerome et Alissa
III. Jerome et Alissa
IV. Lettre d'Alissa
V. Jerome et Alissa
VI. Lettres d'Alissa
VII. Prelude
VIII. Journal d'Alissa
I. Chant de Nourrice
II. Chant de Sion
III. Chant du Laboureur
IV. Chant de la Pitie
V. Chant de Resignation
VI. Chant d'Amour
VII. Chant de Forgeron
VIII. Lamentation
Concerto in E Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 1, RV 269, "La Primavera" (Spring): I. Allegro
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Concerto in G minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 2, RV 315, "L'estate" (Summer): I. Allegro non molto
II. Adagio
III. Presto
Concerto in F Major for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 3, RV 293, "L'autumno" (Autumn): I. Allegro
II. Adagio molto
III. Allegro
Concerto in F minor for Violin, String Orchestra and Continuo, Op. 8, No. 4, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Winter): I. Allegro non molto
II. Largo
III. Allegro
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: I. Magnificat
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: II. Et exultavit
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: III. Quia respexit
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: IV. Omnes generationes
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: V. Quia fecit mihi magna
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: VI. Et misericordia
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: VII. Fecit potentiam
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: VIII. Deposuit potentes
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: IX. Esurientes implevit bonis
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: X. Suscepit Israel
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: XI. Sicut locutus est
Magnificat in D, BWV 243: XII. Gloria
Gloria in D, RV 589: I. Gloria in excelsis Deo
Gloria in D, RV 589: II. Et in terra pax hominibus
Gloria in D, RV 589: III. Laudamus te
Gloria in D, RV 589: IV. Gratias agimus
Gloria in D, RV 589: V. Propter magnam gloriam
Gloria in D, RV 589: VI. Domine Deus
Gloria in D, RV 589: VII. Domine Fili unigenite
Gloria in D, RV 589: VIII. Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Gloria in D, RV 589: IX. Qui tollis peccata mundi
Gloria in D, RV 589: X. Qui sedes ad dexteram
Gloria in D, RV 589: XI. Quoniam tu solus sanctus
Gloria in D, RV 589: XII. Cum Sancto Spiritu
1. Allegro
2. Largo - Adagio
3. Allegro - Adagio
4. Andante non presto
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Overture
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Act I Scene 1 - Piano, pianissimo, senzar parlar (Fiorello, Musicians, Count)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ecce ridente in cielo (Count)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ehi, Fiorello (Count, Fiorello, Musicians)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Mille grazie, mio signore (Musicians, Count, Fiorello)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Gente indiscreta! (Count, Fiorello, Figaro)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: La ran la re la...Largo al factotum (Figaro, Count)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ah, che bella vita! (Figaro, Count)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Non è venuto ancore (Rosina, Count, Bartolo, Figaro)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Le vostre assidue premure (Figaro, Count, Bartolo)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Se il mio nome saper voi bramte (Count, Rosina, Figaro)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Oh cielo! (Count, Figaro)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: All'idea di quel metallo (Count, Figaro)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Scene 2 - Una voce poco fa (Rosina)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: SI, sI, la vincerò (Rosina, Figaro)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ah, disgraziato Figaro! (Bartolo, Rosina, Berta, Ambrogio)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ah! Barbiere d'inferno (Bartolo, Basilio)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: La calunnia è venticello (Basilio)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ah! Che ne dite? (Bartolo, Basilio)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ma bravi! Ma benone! (Figaro, Rosina)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Dunque io son (Rosina, Figaro)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: Ora mi sento meglio (Rosina, Bartolo)
The Barber of Seville - Comic opera in two acts [first half]: A un dottor della mia sorte (Bartolo)
Overtura
"Intendo amico rio"
"Alla selva, al prato"
"Compagne amene"
"Ditelo voi pastori"
"Aer tranquillo"
"Perdono amici Dei"
"Si spande al sole in faccia"
"Agenore? T'arresta"
"Per me rispondete"
"No: voi non siete, o Dei"
"Di tante sue procelle"
"Dove t'affretti, Elisa?"
"Perdona Elisa"
"Vanne, vanne a regnar ben mio"
"Questa del campo greco"
"Barbaro! oh Dio mi vedi divisa dal mio ben"
"La bella Elisa"
"Se vincendo vi rendo felici"
"Oimè! declina il sol"
"L'amerò, sarò costante"
"Uscite, alfine uscite"
"Se tu me fai dono"
"Misero cor!" - "Sol può dir come si trova"
"Voi che fausti ognor donate"
"Olà! che più si tarda?"
"Viva, viva l'invitto duce"
Overture
"La mia Dorabella" - "Fuor la spada"
"E la fede delle femmine" - "Scioccherie di poeti!"
"Una bella serenata"
"Ah, guarda, sorella" - "Mi par che stamattina"
"Vorrei dir, e cor non ho" - "Stelle! Per carità, signor Alfonso"
"Sento, oh Dio, che questo piede" - "Non piangere, idol mio!"
"Al fato dan legge" - "La commedia è graziosa"
"Bella vita militar!" - "Non v'è più tempo"
"Di scrivermi ogni giorno" - "Bella vita militar!" - "Dove son?"
"Soave sia il vento" - "Non son cattivo" - "Che vita maledetta" - "Madame, ecco la vostra colazione"
"Ah, scostati!" - "Smanie implacabili" - "Signora Dorabella"
"In uomini, in soldati" - "Che silenzio!"
"Alla bella Despinetta" - "Che sussurro! Che strepito!"
"Stelle! Che ardir!" - "Come scoglio" - "Ah, non partite"
"Non siate ritrosi"
"E voi ridete?" - "Si può sapere un poco"
"Un'aura amorosa"
"Oh, la saria da ridere!"
"Ah, che tutta in un momento"
"Si mora, sì, si mora"
"Eccovi il medico"
"Dove son?"
"Dammi un bacio"
"Andate là"
"Una donna a quindici anni" - "Sorella, cosa dici?"
"Prenderò quel brunettino" - "Ah, correte al giardino"
"Secondate, aurette amiche" - "Il tutto deponete"
"La mano a me date" - "Oh che bella giornata!"
"Il cor vi dono"
"Barbara! Perché fuggi?"
"Ah, lo veggio"
"Ei parte... senti... ah no!"
"Per pietà, ben mio, perdona"
"Amico, abbiamo vinto!"
"Donne mie, la fate a tanti"
"In qual fiero" - "Tradito, schernito" - "Bravo, questa è costanza"
"Ora vedo che siete"
"E amore un ladroncello"
"Come tutto congiura" - "L'abito di Ferrando"
"Fra gli amplessi in pochi istanti"
"Oh poveretto me"
"Tutti accusan le donne" - "Vittoria, padroncini!"
"Fate presto, o cari amici"
"Benedetti i doppi coniugi"
"E nel tuo, nel mio bicchiero"
"Miei signori, tutto è fatto"
"Sani e salvi"
"Ah, signor, son rea di morte"
1. Dixit Dominus Domino meo
2. Confitebor tibi, Domine
3. Beatus vir qui timet Dominum
4. Laudate pueri Dominum
5. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
6. Magnificat anima mea
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 1. Dixit Dominus Domino meo
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 2. Confitebor tibi, Domine
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 3. Beatus vir qui timet Dominum
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 4. Laudate pueri Dominum
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 5. Laudate Dominum omnes gentes
Mozart: Vesperae solennes de confessore in C, K.339 - 6. Magnificat anima mea
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: I. Allegro
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: II. Andante
Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G BWV1049: III. Presto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat BWV1051: I. [Allegro]
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat BWV1051: II. Adagio ma non tanto
Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat BWV1051: III. Allegro
Concerto in A minor RV356 (Op. 3 No. 6): I. Allegro
Concerto in A minor RV356 (Op. 3 No. 6): II. Largo
Concerto in A minor RV356 (Op. 3 No. 6): III. Presto
Concerto in D minor RV 242 (Op. 8 No. 7): I. Allegro
Concerto in D minor RV 242 (Op. 8 No. 7): II. Largo
Concerto in D minor RV 242 (Op. 8 No. 7): III. Allegro
Double Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in B flat RV529: I. Allegro
Double Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in B flat RV529: II. Largo
Double Concerto for 2 Violins and Strings in B flat RV529: III. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings in B flat RV547: I. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings in B flat RV547: II. Andante
Concerto for Violin, Cello and Strings in B flat RV547: III. Allegro molto
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in B flat RV548: I. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in B flat RV548: II. Largo
Concerto for Violin, Oboe and Strings in B flat RV548: III. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Organ and Strings in F RV542: I. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Organ and Strings in F RV542: II. Lento
Concerto for Violin, Organ and Strings in F RV542: III. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Organ and Strings in D minor RV541: I. Allegro
Concerto for Violin, Organ and Strings in D minor RV541: II. Grave
Concerto for Violin, Organ and Strings in D minor RV541: III. Allegro
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Overture (Overture)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Piano, pianissimo, senza parlar (Fiorello/Coro/Conte)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ecco ridente in cielo (Conte)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ehi, Fiorello? ... Mio signore ... (Conte/Fiorello/Coro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Mille grazie, mio signore (Coro/Conte/Fiorello)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Gente indiscreta! (Conte/Fiorello/Figaro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): La ran la le ra la ran la la ... Largo al factotum ... (Figaro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ah, che bella vita! (Figaro/Conte)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Non è venuto ancora (Rosina/Conte/Bartolo/Figaro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Le vostre assidue premure ... (Figaro/Conte/Bartolo)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Se il mio nome saper voi bramate (Conte/Rosina/Figaro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Oh cielo! ... Nella stanza convien
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): All'idea di quel metallo (Conte/Figaro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Una voce poco fà (Rosina)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Si, si, la vincerò (Rosina/Figaro)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ah, disgraziato Figaro! (Bartolo/Rosina/Berta/Ambrogio)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ah! Barbiere d'inferno (Bartolo/Basilio)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): La calunnia è un venticello (Basilio)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ah! Che ne dite? (Basilio/Bartolo)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ma bravi! Ma benone! (Figaro/Rosina)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Dunque io son (Figaro/Rosina)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): Ora mi sento meglio (Rosina/Bartolo)
Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1996 Digital Remaster): A un dottor della mia sorte (Bartolo)
O Curlew, cry no more in the air
Pale brows, still hands and dim hair
I cried when the moon was murmuring to the birds
Interlude
I wander by the edge of this desolate lake
The Distracted Maid
Burd Ellen and Young Tamlane
Rantum Tantum