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 126-150 of 151 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL7058 10-in. 5/15/1939 Seule dans votre coeur Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7059 10-in. 5/15/1939 Franchucha Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7060 10-in. 5/15/1939 C'est mon quartier Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7061 10-in. 5/15/1939 C'est mon bonhomme Lucienne Boyer ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7062 10-in. 5/15/1939 Tout fout l'camp Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7079 10-in. 5/23/1939 Un avion tout blanc Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7100 10-in. 6/16/1939 Ne me dis pas merci Jeanne Aubert ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7101 10-in. 6/16/1939 Je n'ose Jeanne Aubert ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7142 10-in. 10/27/1939 Hop! Hop! Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7143 10-in. 10/27/1939 Jardin du mois de mai Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7144 10-in. 10/27/1939 Le soleil et la lune Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7145 10-in. 10/27/1939 Mam'zelle Clio Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter, leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7160 10-in. 12/4/1939 Complainte du petit soldat Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7169 10-in. 12/13/1939 Fouette postillon Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7170 10-in. 12/13/1939 Balalaika Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7171 10-in. 12/13/1939 Le vent m'a dit une chanson Damia ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7204 10-in. 1/3/1940 London Town Josephine Baker ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer, leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7207 10-in. 1/3/1940 If you were the only girl in the world Josephine Baker ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7234 10-in. 2/12/1940 C'est drôle... Lucienne Delyle ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7235 10-in. 2/12/1940 Souris-moi et dis-moi "bonne chance" Lucienne Delyle ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7240 10-in. 2/16/1940 Pic...pic… Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7241 10-in. 2/16/1940 Près de toi mon amour Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8244 10-in. 11/7/1946 C'est un soir André Claveau ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8245 10-in. 11/7/1946 Pâquerette André Claveau ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL8247 10-in. 11/7/1946 Le destin s'amuse André Claveau ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
(Results 126-150 of 151 records)

Citation

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

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