Ron Weidberg

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

TitleCategoriesSerial  
18 Easy Pieces for the Piano Solo2876 Click to View Details
Because..., for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal2472 Details
Because..., for voice, clarinet, violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal2471 Details
Concerto for 2 pianos and string orchestra after drafts by S. Prokoffiev Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra, String Orchestra3832 Details
Concerto for violin and orchestra Solo instrument(s) + Orchestra244 Details
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 Details
Election Campaign Speech for the Presidency of the United States of Chinamerica, for bariton, woodwind quintet & piano Voice and ensemble378 Details
Export, for mixed choir & harp Choir2387 Details
Eye, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal779 Details
Hovering at a Low Altitude / The Fruit of the Land, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal3748 Details
Hovering at a Low Altitude / The Fruit of the Land, for Voice and Ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal4048 Click to View Details
Hymn, for Voice & Chamber Group Chamber Music / Ensemble814 Details
Impromptu No.1, for piano Solo133 Details
Impromptu No.3, for piano Solo440 Details
Impromptu No.4, for 2 flutes & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3739 Details
Josefine die Sängerin, oder Das Volk der Mäuse, for soprano, piano & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal610 Details
Josefine, for soprano & piano Vocal320 Details
Laying upon the Waters/ How Hong Kong was Destroyed for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal3876 Details
Lonely Blood, for voice & piano (poems by Sigal Eshel) Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal2835 Details
Lost War..., for high voice & piano, 1980 Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal144 Details
Lost War..., for low voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal856 Details
Milano, Poems by M. Geldman, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal2436 Details
Mourner's Song, Poems by M. Geldman, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal3114 Details
My Death (Moti), Poems by M. Geldman, for 5 voices, piano & organ Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal2435 Details
Night Falls on Tel-Aviv, 3 Songs for Voice and Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal4093 Click to View Details
Perpetual Peace, after Immanuel Kant, for Choir, Soloists & Orchestra Solo voice(s), Voice and Orchestra, Orchestra with Choir3942 Details
Piano Quartet, for violin, viola, cello & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3382 Details
Piano Trio, for Violin Cello & Piano
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Chamber Music / Ensemble, For the Young3896 Click to View Details
Prelude & Fugue in G Minor for String Orchestra String Orchestra2334 Details
Prelude and Fugue in A Major, for violin & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble1539 Details
Psalm 1, 2, 3 for children choir Choir3754 Details
Psalm 1, 2, 3 for solo voice and guitar Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s)3755 Details
Psalms 1,2,3, for solo voice & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal4068 Click to View Details
Psalms 73,74 &75, for mixed choir Choir344 Details
Rhapsody, for orchestra Symphony Orchestra2643 Details
Securities, Seven Poems after David Avidan, for voice & 10 instruments Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal3308 Details
Securities, Seven Poems after David Avidan, for voice & 15 instruments Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Voice and ensemble3307 Details
Securities, Seven Poems after David Avidan, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Vocal3306 Details
Short Poems, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal1815 Details
Sky-blue, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal1819 Details
Sonata for Cello & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble2210 Click to View Details
Sonata for Piano Solo436 Details
Sonatina for Wind Quintet Wind Quintet197 Details
Spring, for low voice, flute & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal1307 Details
Stage Lights, suite for 2 pianos Chamber Music / Ensemble357 Details
Stage Lights, suite for piano in 4 hands Chamber Music / Ensemble243 Details
Story Time, for narrator and symphony orchestra Symphony Orchestra59 Details
String Trio, for violin, viola & cello Chamber Music / Ensemble670 Details
Suite Hommage a Telemann Solo2960 Details
Symposium, Opera in One Act after Plato Vocal, Opera4191 Details
Symposiuom, for Singers and Piano Choir4210 Details
The Last Interview, for voice and chamber ensemble Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Voice and ensemble279 Details
The Last Interview, for voice, flute & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Voice and ensemble280 Click to View Details
The Metamorphosis, Chamber Opera based on Franz Kafka's novel Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal, Opera557 Details
The Metamorphosis, Chamber Opera based on Franz Kafka's novel Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal, Opera3913 Details
The Other Poet, for voice & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal2245 Details
The Story of Rabbi Amnon of Mainz, kantata in ten movements for mixed choir, soloists, organ, harpsichord & cello Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo voice(s), Choir292 Details
Three Passover Songs, for voice, flute, violin & guitar Chamber Music / Ensemble, Voice and ensemble, Vocal2877 Details
Three Pieces for String Trio (violin, viola and cello) Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Trio250 Details
Three Sonatinas for Piano Solo367 Details
Toccata, for piano Solo832 Click to View Details
Trio for Clarinet, Violin & Piano Chamber Music / Ensemble3333 Details
Tuba Quintet, for bass-tuba & string quartet Chamber Music / Ensemble, String Quartet, Solo instrument + ensemble1928a Details
Tuba Sextet, for bass-tuba & string quintet Chamber Music / Ensemble, Solo instrument + ensemble, String Quintet1928b Click to View Details
Two Love Songs, Poems by Yehuda Amichai, for choir & piano 4-hands Choir2700 Details
Two Love Songs, Poems by Yehuda Amichai, for vocal solo & orchestra Symphony Orchestra, Voice and Orchestra900 Details
Two Love Songs, Poems by Yehuda Amichai, for vocal solo & piano Chamber Music / Ensemble, Vocal899 Details
Variations for piano Solo3749 Details
Voyage to the End of the Millenium, 24 preludes & fugues for piano Solo1538 Details