Stooge to Sir Thomas Beecham
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Sir Malcolm Sargent: 15 facts about the great conductor
14. Stooge to Sir Thomas Beecham
Sargent loved the company of legendary conductor Sir Thomas Beecham and took Beecham's teasing in his stride, such as his reference to Herbert von Karajan, as 'a kind of musical Malcolm Sargent'. However, Beecham declared that Sargent 'is the greatest choirmaster we have ever produced... he makes the buggers sing like blazes.'