Wal-Berg

Voldemar Rosenberg, better known by his stage name Wal-Berg (born October 13, 1910, Istanbul - July 12, 1994, Suresnes) was a French composer and conductor.

Rosenberg studied piano at the Berlin Conservatory and then attended the Paris Conservatory, where he studied harmony, composition, and conducting under Samuel Rousseau, Noel Gallon, Henri Rabaud, Philippe Gaubert, and Pierre Monteux.

From 1932 to 1936, he orchestrated for Polydor Records recordings, and composed songs performed by Marlene Dietrich (Moi je m'ennuie, Assez, Embrasse-moi). In the 1930s he was involved with the recordings of stars of the era such as Jean Sablon, Josephine Baker, Charles Trenet, Leo Marjane, and Damia. He also wrote film music, e.g. for the film Katia (with Danielle Darrieux).

During World War II, he was in Monte Carlo, where he conducted symphonic jazz concerts, whose programs included George Gershwin and Cole Porter alongside Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy. He also worked with ORTF on a series of radio broadcasts, in which he conducted orchestras backing soloists such as Yehudi Menuhin and Andres Segovia.

In the 1950s, he toured widely in Europe as a conductor with Victoria de Los Angeles and Segovia, and worked in France with Janine Micheau, Mathé Altéry, Roger Bourdin, Stéphane Grappelli, and at the Opéra de Lille with Mado Robin and Christian Ferras.

He composed more than 300 pieces for symphony orchestra and scored about forty films.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 13, 1910 (Istanbul), Died July 12, 1994 (Suresnes)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1934 - 1949

Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, composer, arranger, songwriter, choral director, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 150152-A] 10-in. before 3/18/1940 Entre nous deux Rachel Carley ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 150152-B] 10-in. before 3/18/1940 Prière a zumba Rachel Carley ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader, songwriter  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 150153-B] 10-in. before 3/18/1940 Une ombre sur la route Rachel Carley ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 150153-A] 10-in. before 3/18/1940 Mon coeur part en voyage Rachel Carley ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL4636 10-in. 1/10/1934 Moi...je m'ennuie Pierre Chagnon ; Damia Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5282 10-in. 4/1/1935 Embrasse-moi Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5283 10-in. 4/1/1935 Evidemment bien sûr Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5376 10-in. 5/15/1935 L'émigrante Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5377 10-in. 5/15/1935 Le bateau ivre Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5474 10-in. 10/10/1935 J'ai perdu ma jeunesse Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5475 10-in. 10/10/1935 Tu n'es plus rein Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5506 10-in. 12/3/1935 Oubliez-moi Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5507 10-in. 12/3/1935 Longtemps Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5533 10-in. 12/17/1935 Mes sœurs, n'aimez pas les marins Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5534 10-in. 12/17/1935 Les boules de neige Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5535 10-in. 12/17/1935 La dame de Monte-Carlo, chanson parlée, 1re partie Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5536 10-in. 12/17/1935 La dame de Monte-Carlo, chanson parlée, 2e partie Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5558 10-in. 1/13/1936 La caravelle Marcelle Bordas ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5569 10-in. 1/18/1936 Ça vient tout doucement Mlle. Loulou Hégoburu ; Jean Sablon ; Wal-Berg Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra composer, leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5570 10-in. 1/18/1936 Deux sur un trapèze Mlle. Loulou Hégoburu ; Jean Sablon ; Wal-Berg Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5571 10-in. 1/18/1936 Le bonheur c'est un rien Mlle. Loulou Hégoburu ; Jean Sablon ; Wal-Berg Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra leader, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5572 10-in. 1/18/1936 Le moulin qui jase Mlle. Loulou Hégoburu ; Jean Sablon ; Wal-Berg Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5623 10-in. 2/28/1936 Sombre dimanche Choeurs Russes Afonsky ; Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with chorus choral director  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5624 10-in. 2/28/1936 C'est la guinguette Choeurs Russes Afonsky ; Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with chorus choral director  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5633 10-in. 3/4/1936 Celui qui s'en va... Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
(Results 1-25 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wal-Berg," accessed June 14, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

Wal-Berg. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 14, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

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