Music: Visitor with a Purpose

Dark, sprightly Dr. Malcolm Sargent, 49, is a man with a mission. Besides directing the Liverpool Philharmonic and conducting the London Philharmonic, he likes to bring serious British music to musically unsophisticated peoples. Last week he came to the U.S.

Dr. Sargent will guest-conduct the NBC Symphony Orchestra for four Sunday concerts. His purpose: to introduce contemporary British music to Americans, just as he has introduced it to Australians, New Zealanders, Swedes, Palestinian Jews and British war workers. Pleased to find U.S. familiarity with the works of Sir Edward Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance),...

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