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, songwriter, choral director, lyricist

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Recordings (Results 51-75 of 151 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL5961 10-in. 11/19/1936 Chasse à l'enfant Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5977 10-in. 12/3/1936 La Marie-Jeanne Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5978 10-in. 12/3/1936 Qu'en pensez-vous, pauvres petits? Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5993 10-in. 12/14/1936 Petit moussaillon Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5994 10-in. 12/14/1936 Du vent dans les voiles Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, lyricist  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5995 10-in. 12/14/1936 Aimez-vous les moules marinières? Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5996 10-in. 12/14/1936 Aux quatre coins d'la banlieue Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6025 10-in. 1/11/1937 La duchesse et le pêcheur à la ligne Agnes Capri ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6026 10-in. 1/11/1937 Les enfants du ruisseau Agnes Capri ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6033 10-in. 1/19/1937 Plus rien n'existe Jean Sablon ; Alec Siniavine ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6034 10-in. 1/19/1937 Mélancolie Jean Sablon ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6035 10-in. 1/19/1937 Pour vous j'avais fait cette chanson Jean Sablon ; Alec Siniavine ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6064 10-in. 2/4/1937 Brouillard Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6065 10-in. 2/4/1937 La femme d'un soir Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6126 10-in. 4/6/1937 Imaginons que nous avons rêvé Bernard Celiot ; Mlle. Loulou Hégoburu ; Wal-Berg Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6127 10-in. 4/6/1937 La petite amie Bernard Celiot ; Mlle. Loulou Hégoburu ; Wal-Berg Female-male vocal duet, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6271 10-in. 7/8/1937 C'est a Robinson Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6272 10-in. 7/8/1937 Pour toi Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6273 10-in. 7/8/1937 La vagabonde Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6289 10-in. 7/12/1937 C'est toujours un copain Pills et Tabet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal duet, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6374 10-in. 10/6/1937 La romance du printemps Lucienne Boyer ; Pills et Tabet ; Jacques Pills ; Georges Tabet ; Wal-Berg Vocal trio with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6375 10-in. 10/6/1937 Chez nous Lucienne Boyer ; Jacques Pills ; Wal-Berg Vocal duet with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6376 10-in. 10/6/1937 C'est à Robinson Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6411 10-in. 10/18/1937 Voguons à l'aventure Marcel Véran ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6412 10-in. 10/18/1937 Dans le Prater Marcel Véran ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 51-75 of 151 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wal-Berg," accessed June 6, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

Wal-Berg. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 6, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

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