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One of the great conductors of the 20th century, Sir Malcolm Sargent took music to the masses but alienated his orchestral players. Find out more about his life.
Harold Malcolm Watts Sargent was born into a working class family on 29 April 1895. As a boy he joined the choir at Peterborough Cathedral, studied the organ and won a scholarship to Stamford School. By 18, he was awarded a Bachelor of Music degree by the University of Durham.
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