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Sargent, Sir Malcolm,

1895–1967, English conductor, whose original name was Harold Malcolm Watts-Sargent. He was a composer and organist prior to his debut as a conductor at Queen's Hall in 1921. He served as conductor with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes (1927–30). An orthodox interpreter adhering to 19th-century tradition, Sargent was especially noted as a choral conductor. He served as conductor with the Royal Choral Society (after 1928), the Courtauld-Sargent Concerts (after 1929), and with the NBC Symphony Orchestra in his American debut in 1945. From 1950 to 1957 he was conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
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The programme had three examples - Dmitri Shostakovich's short and cheery 9th symphony, Tchaikovsky's well-known Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet, and Alexander Borodin's lyrical Nocturne, in a fine arrangement for string orchestra by that paean of the Prom concerts, Sir Malcolm Sargent.
1895: Conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent was born in Ashford, Kent.
She worked with many leading conductors, among them Sir Malcolm Sargent, Raymond Leppard, Sir Colin Davis, Bernard Haitink, Pierre Boulez, Julius Rudel and Mario Bernardi.
Sargent Cancer Care for Children was founded in 1968 by Sylvia Darley OBE in memory of Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Salmond also visited CLIC Sargent's Malcolm Sargent House in Prestwick and handed over money raised from an auction of a portrait by artist Gerard Burns.
It was formed as part of a fund-raising drive for Sargent Cancer Care for Children, set up to remember choral conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent," remembers Pam, who lives near Halesowen.
This renews a partnership from over half a century ago when orchestra and choir recorded under Sir Malcolm Sargent, Handel's Messiah, Elgar's Gerontius and Mendelssohn's Elijah, recordings still revered today.
In June, Nicola met Sharleen Spiteri at the launch of the musical garden at Malcolm Sargent House in Prestwick.
His designs for the Chelsea Arts Club Ball at the Albert Hall in 1958 included a giant coloured papier-mache caricature model of conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent (baton in hand with the tails of his coat acting as wings), which hung from the ceiling.
At the Empire Cinema, Cardiffians listened to the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, symbol of a free Czechoslovakia, with the world-renowned tenors Richard Tauber and Beniamino Gigli among a host of stars including Malcolm Sargent and the London Symphony.
Meanwhile, ex-pupil Malcolm Sargent, who died in year eight from a brain tumour, was honoured by pupils who donated pounds 2,000 to his fund.