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Marion Stein

(1926-2014), Concert pianist and joint founder of Leeds International Piano Competition; former wife of 7th Earl of Harewood, and later wife of Jeremy Thorpe

Maria Donata ('Marion') (née Stein), Countess of Harewood (later Mrs Jeremy Thorpe)

Sitter in 20 portraits
Pianist and daughter of Erwin Stein, Stein was a close friend of Britten and Pears. For her wedding in 1949 to operatic administrator George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood Britten composed the anthem 'Amo Ergo Sum', and in 1963 she commissioned him to write a piece for solo piano 'Notturno', for the first Leeds International Piano Competition. 'Billy Budd' was dedicated to the Harewoods, but when their marriage failed, Britten asked her husband to resign as president of the Aldburgh Festival. Stein would later married Jeremy Thorpe.

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George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood; Marion Stein, by Navana Vandyk - NPG x97311

George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood; Marion Stein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 28 September 1949
NPG x97311

Marion Stein; George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood, by Planet News - NPG x182307

Marion Stein; George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood

by Planet News
bromide press print, September 1949
NPG x182307

Marion Stein, by Cecil Beaton - NPG x14099

Marion Stein

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print on white card mount, 1950s
NPG x14099

Marion Stein, by Ida Kar - NPG x132767

Marion Stein

by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, 1960s
NPG x132767

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Marion Stein

by David Gurney, for Associated Press
bromide press print, February 1947
NPG x184399

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Marion Stein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 28 September 1949
NPG x97307

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Marion Stein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 28 September 1949
NPG x97308

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Marion Stein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 28 September 1949
NPG x97309

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Marion Stein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 28 September 1949
NPG x97310

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Hon. Gerald David Lascelles; George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood; Marion Stein

by Navana Vandyk
whole-plate film negative, 28 September 1949
NPG x97328

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Wedding of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood and Marion Stein

by Stanley Devon, for Graphic Photo Union
bromide press print, 29 September 1949
NPG x184400

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Wedding of George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood and Marion Stein

by Stanley Devon, for Graphic Photo Union
bromide press print, 29 September 1949
NPG x182306

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