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Death of Sir Malcolm Sargent

Posted in Anniversary, Music on Wednesday, 22 September 2010

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Sir Malcolm Sargent

3 October marks the anniversary of the death of Sir Malcolm Sargent in 1967. He was born in Ashford, Kent, on 29 April 1895, the son of a coal merchant who was also an amateur musician. Sargent trained at the Royal College of Organists and was awarded a degree at the University of Durham.

In the 1920s he rose to fame as a conductor and was knighted for his services to music in 1947. He was the chief conductor of the Proms from 1948 until his death.

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