MUSIC - JESSYE NORMAN Large collection of approxiately 80 scores from the library of Jessye Norman (quantity)

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Lot 219
MUSIC - JESSYE NORMAN
Large collection of approxiately 80 scores from the library of Jessye Norman (quantity)

Sold for £ 3,562 (US$ 4,941) inc. premium
BALLET AND OPERA
MUSIC - JESSYE NORMAN
Large collection of approxiately 80 scores from the library of Jessye Norman, by composers from Berg and Britten to Wagner, several (including works by Berlioz, Handel, Bach and Mozart) initialled ("J.N.") on the upper cover, and approximately 8 extensively marked up with annotations in pencil, pen or highlighter, some photocopies, mostly original wrappers, folio; together with 2 signed photographs and a contact sheet of a photoshoot, housed in eight archive boxes (quantity)

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  • THE LATE JESSYE NORMAN'S WORKING SCORES. Marked-up scores include: Schoenberg Erwartung (the one-woman opera which Norman performed at the Met in 1989, marking the company's first single-character production); Schubert Gesänge für eine Singstimme mit Klavierbegleitung (including the Winterreise - at 'Rückblick' Norman has noted "turn head to begin song"; she collaborated with Robert Wilson on a staging of the song cycle); Poulenc La voix humaine (acting notes such as position on stage, gestures, etc.); Berlioz La damnation de Faust; Schumann Op.42 Frauenliebe und -leben (Norman supplying literal word-for-word translation for 'Seit ich ihn gesehen', and filling blank pages with the lyrics of hymns by Lina Sandell); Mahler Kindertotenlieder and Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen; and Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana.

    Provenance: Estate of Jessye Norman.
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