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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1895: Conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent was born in Ashford, Kent.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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."
1895: Conductor Sir Malcolm Sargent, was born in Ashford, Kent.
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").
Taken from Sir Malcolm Sargent's complete sets, these overtures prove once and for all that the music of Sir Arthur Sullivan (lyrics by Sir W.S.