Sir Malcolm Sargent

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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In 1956 it was announced that principal conductor Rudolf Schwarz would be leaving the CBSO at the end of the season to succeed Sir Malcolm Sargent at the helm of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the hunt was on for Schwarz' replacement.
THE UK's oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra has attracted some starry names over the years - names like Max Bruch, Sir Charles Halle, Sir Malcolm Sargent and Sir Charles Groves.
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.
Later guests included another polar explorer Dr Fridtjof Nansen, followed by author GK Chesterton, conductors Sir Malcolm Sargent and Sir John Barbirolli, actors Robert Morley and Sir Ralph Richardson, violinist Yehudi Menuhin, and politician William Whitelaw.
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Unlike many singers who often have less than kind words for conductors, Kern has almost all good things to say about the great ones she has worked with: Sir Malcolm Sargent, Raymond Leppard ("a wonderful music-maker and friend"), Sir Colin Davis, Pierre Boulez ("good, but could have had a bit more humanity"), Julius Rudel ("a very private man").
Christine joined on August 7, 1964, and over the years has sung under many conductors and chorus masters, including Sir Malcolm Sargent, Sir Simon Rattle and Jane Glover.
It was produced by Castleton Knight, narration was by Sir Laurence Olivier and Sir Malcolm Sargent was the film's musical adviser.
Messiah City of Birmingham Choir at Symphony Hall During a chorus rehearsal for Messiah Sir Malcolm Sargent once remarked to a soprano, "I can't see you, Madam, which means you won't be able to see me.