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Sir Malcolm Sargent
[conductor]

 


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Born Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent in Stamford, Lincs 1895, Sir Malcolm started his musical career as an keyboard player, taking his A.R.C.O.at the age of 16 and becoming a church organist.   He studied piano under the great Benno Moiseiwitch, but in his late 20s turned to the orchestra.   He became director of the Courtauld/Sargent concerts, held from 1929 -1940, and of the famous Robert Mayer Children's Concerts.

His principal appointments included the Halle Orchestra (1939), the Liverpool Philharmonic (1942), and the BBC Symphony (1950-7).  He remained as chief conductor of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts for many years.  Knighted in 1947, he died in London in 1967.

Sargent leaves a rich recorded legacy, the vast majority of recordings made for EMI. We are delighted to name Sir Malcolm, albeit posthumously, a "divine artist"
 
CD details:

DDV 24106 Bliss: Piano Concerto