I can claim a faint connection to one of these four British conductors.
From left to right, they are -
- Sir Henry Wood
- Sir Thomas Beecham
- Sir Malcolm Sargent
- John Barbirolli
I picked up the presentation set recently, including a PHQ card for each of them.
|Sir Henry Wood - PHQ|
The four stamps below are in the same order as the first photo.
|Great Britain - Music and Conductors |
issued 10 September 1980
Sir Henry Wood founded the Promenade Concerts held in the Royal Albert Hall and which are named after him. Of course all four conducted concerts there.
Sir Thomas Beecham's fortune was based on those famous pills advertised as 'worth a guinea a box'. I may have taken a few in my time but that is not the 'connection' I claim.
Sir Malcolm Sargent was brought up in Stamford, Lincolnshire and won a scholarship to Stamford School. Much later so did I, but there the connection ends as no-one could say I am musical at all.
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