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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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.
He will not mind my ending with a mention of the smiling blessing of the conductor who nursed this work into the world at the Leeds Festival in 1931 and who conducted so many tremendous performances in this venue so suited to it: Sir Malcolm Sargent.
Sargent Cancer Care for Children was founded in 1968 by Sylvia Darley OBE in memory of Sir Malcolm Sargent.
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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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.
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.