Nicknamed 'Flash Harry'
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Sir Malcolm Sargent: 15 facts about the great conductor
13. Nicknamed 'Flash Harry'
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.