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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.
A number of explanations have been put forward for Sargent's nickname, 'Flash Harry'. It may have arisen from his impeccable style, or the brisk speeds at which he conducted pieces early in his career, or by a story about his racing from one recording session to another. He's pictured here with Russian ballet star Rudolf Nureyev.
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