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 (Results 51-75 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL5959 10-in. 11/19/1936 La lavandiere Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5960 10-in. 11/19/1936 Toute seule Marianne Oswald ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
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.) CL6050 10-in. 2/1/1937 Aux îles vent-debout Claude Pingault ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6051 10-in. 2/1/1937 La révolte des joujoux Claude Pingault ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6052 10-in. 2/1/1937 Un soir tel que ce soir Claude Pingault ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6053 10-in. 2/1/1937 Le feu qui danse Claude Pingault ; Wal-Berg Orchestre 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.) CL6116 10-in. 3/31/1937 Vous faites partie de moi Josephine Baker ; Rogers ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6117 10-in. 3/31/1937 C'est si facile de vous aimer Josephine Baker ; Rogers ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6118 10-in. 3/31/1937 C'est un nid charmant Josephine Baker ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6119 10-in. 3/31/1937 Toc-toc partout Josephine Baker ; Rogers ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female-male vocal duet, 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  
(Results 51-75 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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