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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.
By the mid-1960s, Sir Malcolm's health began to deteriorate. He underwent surgery in July 1967 for pancreatic cancer but made an appearance at the end of the Last Night of the Proms in September that year, handing over the baton to his successor, Colin Davis. He died two weeks later, at the age of 72.
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