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Morfydd Owen: Portrait of a Lost Icon 


★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine 

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Brian Ellsbury (piano) perform the music of Morfydd Owen (1891-1918). Including songs Gweddi y Pechadur, and To Our Lady of Sorrows as well the first recordings of some of her piano works. As heard on BBC World Service, BBC Radio 3, Radio Cymru, and S4C.


★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine (February 2017)


Morfydd Owen was born om the Welsh valleys in 1891. Like many of her peers she sang and played piano, but it was her precocious talent as a composer – and her beauty – that dazzled audiences in London. Sadly, having met and married within six weeks Freud’s biographer, Ernest Jones, her once-prolific output tapered off, and she died in mysterious circumstances following surgery in 1918, aged just 26.