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Ron Weidberg

ronwe@openu.ac.il
Ron Weidberg

on Weidberg (1953-): Israeli composer, pianist and musicologist (Ph. D.). Studied in Tel-Aviv (with Prof. Leon Schidlowsky) and in the United States. He was the head of the department of literature, language and arts at the Open University on Israel, and for two years headed the School of Music Education at the Levinsky College. Tel Aviv. His compositions, created during his studies are serial, aleathoric and sonic in accordance with contemporary international Avant-guard. Later (1980) he acquired tonal practices, combining past achievements with new tonality. He wrote five operas: "Dracula" was staged at the Greenwich House Theater, NY 1984; "Waiting for Godot" after Beckett was premiered at the Indiana University Musical Arts Center, 1986. "Luischen" after T. Mann was performed in Tel Aviv 1989, while his forth opera, "Die Verwandlung" after F. Kafka has been premiered in September 1996 at Israel's Akko Festival. His last Opera, "Symposium" after Plato, was premiered in Tel Aviv 2014. He also wrote many songs and music for choir. His large-scale cantatas include "The Story of Rabbi Amnon of Mainz" (premiered at Glasgow, Scotland, 1994) and "Perpetual Piece" after Kant (premiered 2009). His orchestral works include two symphonies, three piano concertos, a violin concerto and shorter pieces. His piano compositions include "Luna Park" (suite), a sonata, 3 sonatinas, 3 Impromptus (Impromptu no. 2 was commissioned as a set piece for the 1988 Arthur Rubinstein Piano Competition) and a monumental "Voyage to the End of the Millennium" - 24 preludes and Fugues in all major and minor keys. He wrote chamber music, including the unique "Introduction, Chromatic Fugue and a Circus Polka" for 8 pianos, 32 hands, commissioned by the Jerusalem Festival 1984. Weidberg Was awarded with many composition prizes including 1982 Clairmont prize, Israel's 1991 and 2010 "Prime-Minister Prize" and 2006 Acum prize for life achievement.

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Compositions:
TitleCategoriesSerialSamples 
18 Easy Pieces for the Piano Solo2876
Because..., for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal2472
Because..., for voice, clarinet, violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal2471
Concerto for 2 pianos and string orchestra after drafts by S. Prokoffiev Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra3832
Concerto for violin and orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra244
Election Campaign Speech for the Presidency of the United States of Chinamerica (Hebrew Version), for Bariton, Woodwind Quintet & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Wind Quintet, Voice and ensemble, Vocal3305
Election Campaign Speech for the Presidency of the United States of Chinamerica, for bariton, woodwind quintet & piano Voice and ensemble378
Export, for mixed choir & harp Choir2387
Eye, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal779
Hovering at a Low Altitude / The Fruit of the Land, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal3748
Hovering at a Low Altitude / The Fruit of the Land, for Voice and Ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal4048
Hymn, for Voice & Chamber Group Chamber Music / Ensemble814
Impromptu No.1, for piano Solo133
Impromptu No.3, for piano Solo440
Impromptu No.4, for 2 flutes & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3739
Josefine die Sängerin, oder Das Volk der Mäuse, for soprano, piano & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal610
Josefine, for soprano & piano Vocal320
Laying upon the Waters/ How Hong Kong was Destroyed for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal3876
Lonely Blood, for voice & piano (poems by Sigal Eshel) Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal2835
Lost War..., for high voice & piano, 1980 Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal144
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