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Malcolm Sargent Revisited
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Further proof – as if it were needed – that the Proms caters to a broad church of tastes. The 7.30pm concert lovingly re-creates Malcolm Sargent’s 500th Prom from 1966. The Proms’ chief conductor for two decades until his death in 1967, he was a champion of English music, so expect works by Elgar, Walton, Delius, Holst and Britten from the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Andrew Davis.
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Known as Flash Harry, Malcolm Sargent was the chief conductor of the Proms for two decades, bringing the concerts to TV audiences for the first time. Marking the 50th anniversary of his death, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Andrew Davis, and pianist Beatrice Rana recreate Sargent's 500th Prom from 1966. Alongside Schumann and Berlioz, there's a feast of English music, including works by Elgar and Holst, culminating in Britten's much-loved Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Presented by Katie Derham.
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