Reference Entry

Sargent, Sir (Harold) Malcolm Watts (1895–1967), conductor

Thomas Armstrong

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Sargent, Sir (Harold) Malcolm Watts (1895–1967), conductor, was born in Ashford, Kent, on 29 April 1895, the only son of Henry Edward Sargent of Stamford, Lincolnshire, and his wife, Agnes Marion Hall, daughter of a Hertfordshire landscape gardener. Henry Sargent, employed in a coal merchant's business, was a keen amateur musician, an organist, and choirmaster, who carefully fostered his son's talent from the beginning. The most important early influence, however, was that of ...

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Subjects: Conducting

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