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 101-125 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL6540 10-in. 2/2/1938 Au revoir belle fille Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6541 10-in. 2/2/1938 De l'Atlantique au Pacifique Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with vocal chorus and orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6542 10-in. 2/2/1938 Johnny Palmer Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6634 10-in. 3/31/1938 Jules A.-M. Julien ; Trio Wal-Berg Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6635 10-in. 3/31/1938 Les trois maisons A.-M. Julien ; Trio Wal-Berg Male vocal duet, with instrumental trio leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6646 10-in. 4/5/1938 C'est dans un caboulot Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6647 10-in. 4/5/1938 Café-chantant Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader, composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6648 10-in. 4/5/1938 Je crois n'avoir jamais aimé Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6649 10-in. 4/5/1938 Du soleil dans ses yeux Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6668 10-in. 4/8/1938 Sur tous les bateaux du monde Lyne Clevers ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6669 10-in. 4/8/1938 Si vous saviez pour qui je chante Lyne Clevers ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6670 10-in. 4/8/1938 C'est une chanson qui passe Lyne Clevers ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6671 10-in. 4/8/1938 Mon russe Lyne Clevers ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6764 10-in. 7/2/1938 Vous oubliez votre cheval Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6765 10-in. 7/2/1938 J'ai connu de vous Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6766 10-in. 7/2/1938 Biguine à bango Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6787 10-in. 7/13/1938 Sous le ciel brûlant de Singapour Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6788 10-in. 7/13/1938 Escale Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6789 10-in. 7/13/1938 Cocktail (Cry, baby, cray) Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6790 10-in. 7/13/1938 Veux-tu m'aimer comme autrefois Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6799 10-in. 9/30/1938 Vous êtes jolie Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6800 10-in. 9/30/1938 Il pleut dans ma chambre Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6801 10-in. 9/30/1938 Boum... Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6802 10-in. 9/30/1938 La route enchantée Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6829 10-in. 11/8/1938 Ah dis, ah dis, ah bonjour Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 101-125 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wal-Berg," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

Wal-Berg. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

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