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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.
Sargent was known as a hard taskmaster. After giving an interview in 1936 in which he said that an orchestral musician did not deserve a 'job for life', he lost much favour among musicians. They were particularly annoyed because of their support of him during his long illness. From then on, he faced frequent hostility from British orchestras.
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