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 126-150 of 179 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia (U.K.) CL6830 10-in. 11/8/1938 La vie qui va Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6844 10-in. 11/17/1938 Du mouron pour les p'tits oiseaux Jeanne Aubert ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6845 10-in. 11/17/1938 Ne reviens pas Jeanne Aubert ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6846 10-in. 11/17/1938 Personne Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6847 10-in. 11/17/1938 La malédiction Damia ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6862 10-in. 12/7/1938 Mon petit capitaine Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6863 10-in. 12/7/1938 Les canards tyroliens Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6864 10-in. 12/7/1938 La pi-pa-pa-pa Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6865 10-in. 12/7/1938 Je voudrais être fidèle Nadia Dauty ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6924 10-in. 12/20/1938 Simplement, doucement Léo Marjane ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6925 10-in. 12/20/1938 Était-ce la pluie? Léo Marjane ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6926 10-in. 12/20/1938 Prenez Léo Marjane ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6927 10-in. 12/20/1938 L'escalier Léo Marjane ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6967 10-in. 2/10/1939 C'est pour les femmes Jeanne Aubert ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6968 10-in. 2/10/1939 Un petit peu Jeanne Aubert ; Wal-Berg Female vocal solo, with orchestra leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6995 10-in. 3/7/1939 Sur deux notes Josephine Baker ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL6996 10-in. 3/9/1939 De temps en temps Josephine Baker ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7023 10-in. 4/6/1939 Ménilmontant Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7024 10-in. 4/6/1939 Tout me sourit Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7029 10-in. 4/12/1939 Les oiseaux de Paris Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7030 10-in. 4/12/1939 La vieille Charles Trenet ; Wal-Berg ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
Columbia (U.K.) CL7057 10-in. 5/3/1939 Tant pis pour la rime Mireille ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble leader  
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  
(Results 126-150 of 179 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Wal-Berg," accessed June 22, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

Wal-Berg. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 22, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/108665.

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