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BOX 219R-234R, 296R Legal Papers, 1973-2010 (Restricted)
This series contains correspondence, invoices, and additional materials related to civil cases and proceedings between Norman, L’Orchidee, Inc., and law firms in the United States and England. A large portion of the papers are from Edmonds and Beier, LLP, who represented Norman from approximately 1988 to 1995. Of note are documents pertaining to major legal disputes in Norman’s career: a libel case against The Times (London), a contract and rights dispute with RM Arts and the British Broadcasting Company, and a dispute with the Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission and KCTS Television.
Researchers should be aware that files from the law firm of Kornstein, Veisz, and Wexler, LLP and those of attorney Robert Perlstein overlap on a number of topics. Perlstein worked as a "of counsel" attorney for Kornstein, Veisz, and Wexler, LLP during his time as Norman’s representation. While Perlstein represented Norman for the firm of Kornstein, Veisz, and Wexler, LLP, he was not an associate or partner of the firm.
Materials are restricted until 2044, at which time they will be reviewed by the Library of Congress Office of General Council.
Arranged alphabetically by topic and chronologically therein.
BOX-FOLDER 219R/2-3 Bracher Rawlins Solicitors: "Divas" / BBC, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 219R/3 Bracher Rawlins Solicitors, 1999
BOX-FOLDER 219R/4 CBS Masterworks, 1988-1989
BOX-FOLDER 219R/5 Dumler & Giroux, 1998 June
BOX-FOLDER 219R/6 to 221R/7 Edmonds & Beier, general, 1986-1997, 2001
BOX-FOLDER 221R/8 Edmonds & Beier: CAMI Video, 1987-1990
BOX-FOLDER 221R/9 Edmonds & Beier: "Diva" book chapter, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 222R/1 Edmonds & Beier: Don Fraser / Christmastide, 1990
BOX-FOLDER 222R/2 Edmonds & Beier: Edinburgh Festival Dispute, 1995
BOX-FOLDER 222R/3 Edmonds & Beier: EMI Classics, 1984-1989
BOX-FOLDER 222R/4 Edmonds & Beier: Genada Festival international infringement, 1990-1994
BOX-FOLDER 222R/5-6 Edmonds & Beier: International Management Group, 1987-1990
BOX-FOLDER 222R/7 Edmonds & Beier: Jessye Norman v. Breckman & Co., 1974-1988
BOX-FOLDER 222R/8 to 224R/3 Edmonds & Beier: Jessye Norman v. Classic CD magazine, 1993-1997
BOX-FOLDER 224R/5-8 Edmonds & Beier: Jessye Norman v. The Times Newspaper Ltd., 1988-1994
BOX-FOLDER 225R/1 Edmonds & Beier: La Scala fee dispute, 1987 December-1988 April
BOX-FOLDER 225R/2 Edmonds & Beier: Live in Mubale / Andre Heller project, 1989 July-1990 July
BOX-FOLDER 225R/3 Edmonds & Beier: Nelson Mandela concert, 1988 May-August
BOX-FOLDER 225R/4 Edmonds & Beier: The New York Times, 1997
BOX-FOLDER 225R/5 Edmonds & Beier: Nuova Era unauthorized CDs, 1991 March-1992 September
BOX-FOLDER 225R/6-7 Edmonds & Beier: Philips Classics, 1988-1989
BOX-FOLDER 225R/8 Edmonds & Beier: Selene Fung / unauthorized use, 1993 January
BOX-FOLDER 225R/9 Edmonds & Beier: Thomas Dietrich non-payment, 1995 February 5
BOX-FOLDER 225R/10 Edmonds & Beier: Tchaikovsky Gala, 1990 April-October
BOX-FOLDER 225R/11 Edmonds & Beier: Time magazine, 1989 January-February
BOX-FOLDER 226R/1 Edmonds & Beier: "A Tribute to Alvin Ailey" license infringement, 1990-1994
BOX-FOLDER 226R/2 Edmonds & Beier: Versailles fee, 1989
BOX-FOLDER 226R/3 Hartman Craven, LLP, 2009-2010
BOX-FOLDER 226R/4 Ingpen & Williams, 1989-1992
BOX-FOLDER 226R/5 Ingpen & Williams: Foreign Agents Commission, 1988 March-1989 October
BOX-FOLDER 226R/6 Kornstein, Viesz & Wexler, 1997
BOX-FOLDER 226R/7-8 Kornstein, Viesz & Wexler: Jessye Norman v. Georgia Public Telecommunications Commission, 1998 October-1999 September
BOX-FOLDER 226R/9 to 227R/1 Kornstein, Viesz & Wexler: Jessye Norman v. KCTS Television, 1999 January-July
BOX-FOLDER 227R/2 Kranzbühler, Dürichen & Partner, 2000-2001
BOX-FOLDER 227R/3 Levitt, Greenberg, Kaufman & Goldstein, 1990-1991
BOX-FOLDER 227R/4-5 Levitt, Greenberg, Kaufman & Goldstein: Jessye Norman at Notre Dame, 1990-1993
BOX-FOLDER 219R/1 Miscellany, 1987 January-April
BOX-FOLDER 227R/6-7 Perlstein, Robert S., 1997 August-1999 June
BOX-FOLDER 228R/1-3 Raue, Peter, 1973-1975
BOX-FOLDER 228R/4 Shaw Concerts termination agreement, 1995 November-1996 October
BOX-FOLDER 228R/5 State of Georgia Department of Law, 1999
BOX-FOLDER 228R/6 Traub Eglin Lieberman Straus, 2000
BOX-FOLDER 228R/7 Traub Eglin Lieberman Straus: Jessye Norman v. Trans World Airlines, Inc., 1998 June-December
BOX-FOLDER 228R/8 Williams & Connelly, 2001
BOX-FOLDER 228R/9 Jessye Norman v. Future Publishing, Ltd., 1997
BOX-FOLDER 228R/10 to 234R/9 Jessye Norman v. RM Arts / BBC, 1988-1999
BOX-FOLDER 234R/10 Norman, Jessye. Will, draft, 1986
BOX-FOLDER 234R/11 Norman, Silas, Sr. and Janie King estate, 1991
BOX 4-26, 33-50, 58-73 Music, 1881-2009
This series represents the full breadth of repertoire that Norman performed in recitals and on the opera stage. It consists almost entirely of annotated, printed scores for original works and arrangements of songs, full operas and excerpts, and orchestral works with voice. In addition to showcasing Norman's most frequently performed works, these materials demonstrate her interest in and support of the African American spiritual tradition. The extensively annotated scores provide insight into her training and performance practices. The series also contains material for special recording projects and events, as well as some amount of unsolicited scores sent to Norman for consideration. A date associated with a title reflects the latest copyright date present on the item.
Organized as four subseries.
Solo and Chamber, 1881-2009
Chiefly annotated printed scores for Norman’s most frequently performed repertoire, particularly the art songs of Strauss, Brahms, Schubert, and Poulenc.
Arranged alphabetically by composer, then by title therein.
Abel, Ron
BOX-FOLDER 4/1 Same Old Moon, undated
Text by Chuck Steffan; arranged by Ron Abel
Adam, Adolphe
BOX-FOLDER 4/2 Cantique de Noel, 1996
Arranged by Bruce Saylor
Adam, Stephen
BOX-FOLDER 4/3 The Holy City, 1945
BOX-FOLDER 4/4 The Holy City, 1976
Allisten, Frances
BOX-FOLDER 4/5 The Lord is My Light, 1925
Bach, Johann Sebastian
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Komm, süsser Tod, 1909
Transcribed by Léon Boques
BOX-FOLDER 4/6 Viens, douce mort, undated
Bacon, Ernst
BOX-FOLDER 4/7 Sunset, undated
Text by Emily Dickinson
BOX-FOLDER 4/8 The Unseen Soul, undated
Text by Walt Whitman
Barber, Samuel
BOX-FOLDER 4/9 Four Songs, 1941
Text by James Agee
BOX-FOLDER 4/10 The Praises of God, 1954
Text translated by W. H. Auden
Bartók, Béla
BOX-FOLDER 4/11 Miscellaneous works, 1996
Contents: Improvisations; Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs; For Children, Based on Hungarian Folk Tunes
Beethoven, Ludwig van
BOX-FOLDER 4/12 Ah, perfido!, op. 65, undated
BOX-FOLDER 4/13 Mailied, op. 52, no. 4, undated
Text by Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
Berg, Alban
BOX-FOLDER 4/14 Fünf Orchesterlieder, 1953
BOX-FOLDER 4/15 Jungenlieder, 1985
BOX-FOLDER 4/16 Sieben Frühle Lieder, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 4/17 Vier Lieder, 1956
BOX-FOLDER 4/18 Die Wein, 1930
BOX-FOLDER 4/19 Zwei Liede, 1955
Berlin, Irving
BOX-FOLDER 5/1 What'll I Do?, undated
Text by Irving Berlin; arranged by Ron Abel
Berlioz, Hector
BOX-FOLDER 5/2 Les Nuits Dété, undated
Bernstein, Leonard
BOX-FOLDER 5/3 West Side Story. Processing and Nightmare; Somewhere., undated
BOX-FOLDER 5/4 West Side Story. Somewhere, 1978
BOX-FOLDER 5/5 Wonderful Town. It's Love, 1977
Bizet, Georges
BOX-FOLDER 5/6 Agnus Dei, 1921
BOX-FOLDER 5/7 Agnus Dei, undated
English revision by Margaret Bristol
Bornton, Allen. L
BOX-FOLDER 5/8 The Glory of the Lord, 1998
Bortinasky, Dmitri
BOX-FOLDER 5/9 Jubilate, 1990
Arranged by Bruce Saylor
Brahe, May H.
BOX-FOLDER 5/10 Bless This House, 1927
Text by Helen Taylor
Brahms, Johannes
BOX-FOLDER 5/11 70 Songs for Voice and Piano, 1954
BOX-FOLDER 5/12 All mein Gedanken, undated
Text by Felix Dahn
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