Ron Weidberg

 Updated: 2014

 

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    Born: Tel-Aviv, 1953
    Status: Married + 2
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  Education

2000

Ph.D., Musicology, Faculty of Arts, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv Ph.D. Dissertation: The Evolution of Sonic Design in Jean Sibelius's Orchestral Music 1892-1914

1985-1986

Doctoral Studies in Composition, Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington, IN

1980

M.Mus., Piano, Northwestern University School of Music, Evanston, IL

1979

B.Mus., Piano and Composition, Rubin Academy of Music, Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv

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    Academic Positions

    Positions in Academic Administration:


2011-2013

Head, School of Music Education, Levinsky College of Education, Tel-Aviv.

2004-2007

2008-2011

Head, Department of Literature, Language and Arts, The Open University of Israel

    Positions in Academic Teaching:


1979-present

The Open University of Israel: Music Team

2008-2009

2010-2011

The Jerusalem Academy of Music: Guest Lecturer

1994-2002

Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv Academy of Music. Lecturer of Theory and Composition

1999-2004

Hed College of Music, Tel Aviv. Lecturer of Music.

1990-1991

Oranim College of Education, Music Institute. Instructor and lecturer of Music.

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    Other Professional Activities

1997-2001

"Musica Nova Ensemble" - Musical Advisor

1995-1997
1999-2000

Chairman, Israel Composers' League

1988-1995

Tel-Aviv "Music Now" - Founder and artistic manager

1984-1991

Music reviewer in major Israeli newspapers (Ha’ir, HaAretz, Yediot, Maariv)

1986-1987

Editor, Guitit, Israel's Jeunesse Musical Magazine

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    Awards

2010

Israel’s Prime Minister Prize for composition (2nd time)

2006

ACUM (Authors, Composers and Music Publishers Association of Israel) Lifetime Achievement Award in music

2005

Yoel Engel Prize for original composition, for ‘Returning to Tel Aviv’

2002

ACUM prize for year’s achievement, for ‘Cello Sonata’

1998

ACUM prize for composition, for ‘Voyage to the End of the Millennium’

1995

ACUM prize for composition, for ‘Symphony No. 2’

1991

Israel Prime Minister's Prize for composition

1987

ACUM prize for composition, for ‘Waiting for Godot

1982

American-Israeli Foundation composition prize, for ‘Nine Trumpets’

1977

Tel Aviv Academy of Music composition prize, for ‘Passacaglia for string quartet’

1976

Tel Aviv Academy of Music composition prize, for ‘Three Pieces for String Trio’

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    List of Publications

  v   I. Music Compositions:

(No., Name, Instrumentation, Year, Publisher . First performance and performers, Remarks)


No.

Name

Instruments

Year
Publisher
Dur.

First Performance

Remarks

1

Three pieces

piano

1975 ms
5'

composer
piano

Tel Aviv University June 1976

2

Three pieces

string trio

1975 IMC 7'

G. Falka (vl.)
Schwarzbrat (vla) O. Bar-David (Vcl)

Tel Aviv University June 1976. 2nd academy composition prize 1976 tape IBA

3

Passacaglia

string quartet

1976 ms 12'

Ilan Gronich (vln) Uri Samson (vla) Ya'akov Menze (vcl)

Tel Aviv University 1977. Academy 2nd composition prize

4

Five Contrapuntal pieces for large ensemble

Pieces1 2 4 5 untitled; No. 3 - Fugue for 2 pianos and ensemble

winds brass strings

2 pianos 2 electric guitars drum-set percussion

1976/77 ms 40'

2nd piece (for violin and percussion) - Northwestern University US 1980.

 

5

Scherzo

piano

1977 ms

7'

The composer piano Tel Aviv Museum 1979.

Young Artist Week The American-Israel Foundation

6

“Nine Trumpets”

9  trumpets

1977 ms 15'

Northwestern University USA 1980.

Clairmont prize 1982

7

“Structures”

string orchestra

1978 ms 20'

 

Unsuccessful performance attempt 1979 Tel Aviv Academy

8

Ten piano pieces

piano

1980 IMI 15'

 

Educational

9

“Lost war” - 3 Poems after David Avidan (in Hebrew)

soprano piano

1980 IMC 12'

Zimra Ornat soprano composer piano Tel-Aviv 1983

Part of a full Weidberg-Avidan program

10

“Dracula” - opera in 3 acts. Libretto by Donald Nier after Bram Stocker (in English)

 

orchestra soloists and mixed choir

1981 ms 100'

The Greenwich House Theater NY USA 1984. (piano synth. full staging). William Anderson - dir. & conductor

Five performances. in English. CD: audio 1998 performance; tape IU: final scene 1985

11

Two poems after David Avidan (in Hebrew)

piano soprano

1981 ms 15'

Z. Ornat & composer Tel-Aviv 1983

Part of a full Weidberg-Avidan program

12

Overture to an opera after Dan Ben-Amotz

a: chamber ensemble
b: chamber orchestra

a: 1982
b: 1985
Ms 15'

 

 

13

“Securities” - 7 poems after David Avidan (in Hebrew)

a: piano soprano
b: 16 instruments soprano
c: 12 instruments soprano

a: 1982
b: 1988
c. 2003
Ms 12'

a: Z. Ornat & the composer Tel-Aviv 1983
b: Adi Etzion soprano & Musica Nova ensemble Tel Aviv 1988
c. Etti Ben Zaken mezzo & Musica Nova ensemble Tel Aviv 2003

a. Part of a full Weidberg-Avidan program
1988 Tape (with Adi Etzion) IBA
b: Part of “Music Now” concert no. 1
2003 CD (with Etti Ben Zaken) IBA
c. Part of "Avidanium 2003" concert (ensemble reduced for economic reasons)

14

“Introduction Chromatic Fugue and Circus Polka”

8 pianos 32 hands

1983 IMI 10'

A. Vardi pianist-conductor +15 Israeli pianists Binianey Hauma (Congress Center) Jerusalem Festival 1984

Commissioned by The Jerusalem Festival
1984 tape IBA
1988 tape Salt Lake City classical radio station

15

“Pressure poems” after D. Avidan:
No. 1: “Lolita”
No. 2: “Coffee Divination”
No. 3: “Spanish Music in Winter”
No. 4: “Vegetative Love”

a: piano voice. in Hebrew
b: piano violin clarinet trumpet trombone voice in Hebrew
c. piano voice in English

a: 1981- 1984.
b: 1990
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1 - 20'
2. - 15'
3 - 17'
4 - 17'
Total: 70'

a: no. 4: Zimra Ornat & composer Tel-Aviv 1983.
b: (The complete set): Robin Weisel-Kapsuto sopran Terry. Gabor sopran & Musica Nova ensemble Khan Theater Jerusalem Festival 1990

b: Commissioned by The Jerusalem Festival
1990 tape IBA

16

“1984” after D. Avidan (in Hebrew)

piano voice

1985 ms 5"

Z. Ornat & the composer

 

17

“The Automobile” after Chaim Nachman Bialik (in Hebrew)

children’s choir a cappella

1985 IMI 5'

Pa’amonim children choir Elat Yunger cond. 1985. Teachers Union House Tel Aviv

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education

18

“Spring” 6 poems after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

piano flute voice (low)

1985 IMC 12'

Dafna Licht voice; Anat Sharon piano; Marcello Ehrlich flute. Yuval Club Ramat-Hasharon 1987

“Musican” concert no. 1 (in Hebrew)
Included in CD "Returning to Tel-Aviv" - IMI

19

“Election Campaign Speech for the Presidency of the US of Chinamerica” after D. Avidan

piano woodwind quintet baritone
a. in English
b. in Hebrew

1985 IMC 8'

a. Philip Zawisha - baritone IU students Indiana university school of music. 1986 Tape IU
b. Isi Bornstein Baritone & Musica Nova Ensemble Yad Levanim Tel Aviv 1987

1995 tape IBA (with Ditrich Henschel - Baritone)

20

“Waiting for Godot” chamber opera in one act after S. Beckett (in English)

woodwind quintet string quintet harpsichord (Celeste)

1986 ms 90' (70' in first performance)

Indiana University School of Music singers (double cast). Nasrin Farukh dir. Wing-Si Yip cond. - 24th and 25th April 1986

(in English)
1986 tape IU (of both casts)

21

“Luna Park” suite

piano solo

1986 IMC 17'

composer piano TA Music Library 1987

 

22

Two Fanfares

brass ensemble

1986 ms 10'

no.1 & no. 2 - Jerusalem Festival 1987

Commissioned by the Jerusalem Festival; arr. also for trumpet & piano

23

Impromptu no. 1

piano

1987 IMC 6'

Composer piano Tel Aviv Music Library 1989

 

24

Impromptu no. 2

piano

1987 IMI 6'

The Rubinstein Competition Tel-Aviv 1989

Commissioned as a set piece for the competition.
CD - Psanterin (CD 6) - Natasha Tadson
Also - tape IBA - Michal Tal

25

Impromptu no. 3

piano

1987 IMC 12'

 

 

26

Impromptu no. 4

2 flutes piano

1987 IMC 6'

 

 

27

“The Window” 4 songs after Dahlya Ravikovitch.
a. Hebrew version
b. English version
c. mixed choir and ensemble version (in Hebrew)

a. b : piano voice.
c. choir and 9 instrument ensemble: 1 clarinet 2 trumpets 1 horn 1 bass-trombone 1 pianoforte 1 violin 1 viola 1 cello

a (1-2) -1987
a (3-4) - 2006 (arr. from c)
b- 2006
c- 1989
 a. b. IMI
c. ms
20'

a (1-2): Dafna Licht voice; Anat Sharon piano. “Yuval” club Ramat-Hasharon 1988
a (3) and b (complete): Sylvie Braitman voice Michael Grossman piano 2006. Morrison Library UC Berkeley
c: “Music Now” choir Zivi Sharet cond. Tel-Aviv Museum 1989

a (1-2): “Musican” concert no. 2
b: Translated by Chana Bloch and Chana Kronfeld. Event celebrating D. Ravikovich at UC Berkeley USA 2006
c: Music Now” concert no.4

 28

“The Heroes of Israel” "Kaduri". 2 poems after R. Analin (in Hebrew)

children’s choir piano and flute

1987 IMC 10'

Hess school choir Petah-Tiqva. Hana Analin cond. YMCA Hall Jerusalem. 1987

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education

29

Concerto for piano and orchestra (in one movement)

piano and orchestra

1987 IMI 17'

Revital Hachamoff piano. Ra’anana orchestra Yeruham Scharowsky cond. 1992

Based on no. 14. “Music Now” concert no.12. TA Museum. IPO premiere 2002 Jerusalem
CD: "Ron Weidberg" IMI. Track no. 1 R. Hachamov – piano; Yuval Zaliouk - cond.

30

“The Soldier of Yesterday” after M.Y. Shtekelis (in Hebrew)

Children’s choir a cappella

1988 IMI 3'

Eva Pitlik cond. 1988

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education

31

18 easy pieces

piano

1988 IMC

 

Educational

32

Chamber Symphony (in three movements)

fl. ob. cl. bn. hn. tpt. pf. vln. vla vcl. db.

1989 ms 25'

“Van Lir” players composer cond. Van Lir House Jerusalem 1990

“Music Now” concert no. 5; also at TA Museum
Tape IBA

33

“Luischen” chamber opera in 1 act after Thomas Mann (in Hebrew)

2 voices and piano

1989 ms 35'

Adi Ezion soprano; Yuval Zamir tenor; Dori Parnes piano Tel-Aviv 1989

“Tzavta” Hall Tel Aviv. Part of “An Opera in Cold Blood” Show

34

Psalms 73 74 75 (in Hebrew)

mixed choir

1990 IMC 15'

Psalm 73 - “Music Now” choir Zivi Sharet cond. 1991

“Music Now” concert no. 9

35

 “Stage Lights” suite

piano 4 hands (or 2 pianos)

1990 IMC 12'

Sara Fuxon & Bart Berman Yuval Ramat-Hasharon 1990

“Musican” concert no. 3
Tape and CDR IBA

36

“Trio”

string trio

1990/1 IMC 35'

Nitay Zori - violin. Irit Livne - viola. Hilel Zori - cello. Tel-Aviv Museum 1992

“Music Now” concert no. 12
Tape IBA

37

Variations on a Theme by Mozart

a. piano violin clarinet cello.
b. 4-hand piano
c. piano violin oboe cello
d. Orchestral (based on b and Fugue no. 7 of no. 57)

a. 1991
b. 1998
c. 2001
d. 2002
IMC 15'

a. composer piano. Nitay Zori - violin Avigail Arenheim - clarinet Naomi Enoch - cello 1991
b. new Israeli duo 1998 Jerusalem Theater
c. "Duoton" and guests 2002 Weitzman Institute

Commissioned by Esterith Baltzan for her “Mozart’s 200 anniversary concert” Tel-Aviv conservatory February 1991
a. CD: "Ron Weidberg" IMI tracks no. 5-12
Tapes IBA of various performances of a. and b

38

Symphony no. 1 (arr. of no. 32) (in three movements)

orchestral

1991 IMI 25'

Rishon le’Zion Orchestra Noam Sheriff cond. Tel-Aviv “Noga” Hall 1991

Commissioned by the Rishon le’Zion Orchestra
Tape IBA

39

“Story Time” (in Hebrew)

narrator and orchestra
text by Nima Karasso

1991 IMC 25'

Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra Yerucham Scharowsky cond.; Dalik Volinitz narrator 1991

Commissioned  by the Ra’anana Symphonette Orchestra -
Tapes IBA with Kobi Assaf narrator
Video, Educational TV of 3rd movement with Kobi Assaf and the IPO

40

“Rhapsody”

orchestral

1991 IMC 9'

Jerusalem Academy Orchestra Mendi Rodan cond. 1993 at "Beit Gavriel" opening ceremony (at the Sea of Galilee)

Commissioned by the Scherover foundation
Also performed by the Israel Philharmonic Orch. conducted by Yoel Levi (in Haifa and Tel-Aviv February 2002 – CD IBA) and by Kurt Mazur (in Köln, Germany 12.3.2002)

41

Psalms 123 (in Hebrew)

a. children’s choir a cappella
b. voice and guitar

a. 1991
b. 2006
IMC 10'

a. “Haro’e” school (Ramat-Gan) choir Jerusalem Theater 1992

a. Commissioned by the Ministry of Education
b. Written for Suvi Gräsbeck Finland

42

“Milano” 4  poems after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

piano voice - (mezzo-soprano)

1991 IMC 12'
 

Sigal Eshel voice; Irit Rub piano Tel-Aviv Museum 1992

“Music Now” concert no. 9

43

“The Last Interview” after M. Geldman (in Hebrew)

a. Piano flute voice (mezzo-soprano)
b. 15 instruments ensemble voice

1993 1994 IMC 12'

a. Sigal Eshel voice; Margalit Gafni flute; composer piano. Jerusalem “Khan” Theater 1993
b. Tal Amir voice Musica Nova Ensemble Ytzhak Tamir cond. Jaffa Port "Loft" 1994

Commissioned by the “International Poets' festival” Jerusalem
a. included in CD "Returning to Tel-Aviv

44

Symphony no. 2 (in three movements)

orchestral

1993 IMC 37'

Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. David Shalon cond.

ACUM prize 1995
Tape IBA

45

Sonatina (in three movements)

woodwind quintet

1993 IMC 10'

Kaminitz Academy Soloists Jerusalem M. Center 1996

 

46

Concerto for violin and orchestra (in three movements)

orchestra

1994 IMC 25'

Nitai Zori violin; Israel Kibbutz Orchestra. Yerucham Sharowsky cond.

Commissioned  by the Kibbutzim Orchestra
CD: "Ron Weidberg"

47

“The Story of Rabbi Amnon of Mainz” Cantata (in 10 movements)

Mixed choir soloists organ harpsichord and cello
a. English version (original)
b. Hebrew version

1994 IMC 55'

a. “Cappella Nova” choir Alan Tavener cond. Glasgow Scotland Academy of Music 1994
b. New Vocal Ensemble Yuval Ben-Ozer cond Jerusalem  Festival 1998

Commissioned by the Cappella Nova Choir and the Scottish Arts Council
CDR of a. and b. IBA

48

“Josephina die Sangerin” after F. Kafka (in Hebrew)

a. piano voice b. piano string quartet voice

1994 IMC 15'

b. Adi Etzion soprano; Musica Nova Ensemble Tel Aviv Museum 1994

Text arr. by Adi Etzion

49

3 Sonatinas

piano
No. 1 &2 in one movement; No. 3 in three movements

1995. IMC 35'

No. 3: Revital Hachamoff piano Jerusalem Theater 1995

No. 3 CDR IBA

50

Sonata (in 4 movements)

piano

1995 IMC 35'

composer piano “Yad levamim” Ramat-Hasharon 1996

 

51

“Metamorphosis" opera in 3 acts after F. Kafka (in Hebrew)

Chamber Orchestra (16 players)

1996 IMC 70'

Tal Amir Robin Wiesel-Kapsuto Yuval Zamir Sassi Keshet Eli Gornstein. Musica Nova Ensemble Malka Sverdlov cond. Daniella Michaeli dir. Acco Festival 1996

With the aid of the Ministry of Education
Festival music and director’s prize

52

Sonata for Two Pianos

2 pianos

1996 IMC 37'

New Israeli Duo Abrahmson-Temkin Tel-Aviv Museum 1996

arr. of no. 44

53

Toccata

piano

1997 IMC 10'

Revital Hachamoff March 2000 Tzavta Tel Aviv

CDR at IBA

54

”A’in” ("Eye"). 6 Poems after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

piano voice (mezzo)

1997 IMC 18'

Tal Amir voice; Revital Hachamoff piano Tel-Aviv Museum 1998

2nd Tel-Aviv Biennial for new music
CD "Returning to Tel-Aviv"

55

“Hymn”. Poem after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

Voice (mezzo soprano)16 Instrument ensemble

1997 IMC 12'

Galit Dadoon voice Musica Nova EnsembleTel-Aviv Dec. 1998

 

56

“Two Love Songs” after Jehuda. Amichai (in Hebrew)

a. voice piano
b. voice orchestra
c. choir and 4-hand piano

a.b. 1997
c. 1999
IMC 10'

 

Commissioned by the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra

57

“Voyage to the End of the Millennium” 24 Preludes and Fugues in all major and minor keys

piano

1997-98
IMC 210'

a. No. 4 (E minor) - Irit Rub 1998
b. A full-cycle performance by pianists: Natasha Tadson Shlomo. Shem-Tov Sara Tal Michal Tal Jonathan Aner Sivan. Silver Gil Garburg

a. 3.3.1998 Tel-Aviv “Rubin” House
b. 26&27.12.1999 at the Tel-Aviv Academy of Music and the Jerusalem Theater
CDR IBA

58

“Symphony without Surprise” (in three movements)

string orchestra

1999 IMI 17'

Third Movement. by the Jerusalem Music Center Youth Orchestra 12.12.1999

Commissioned by The Jerusalem Music Center

59

Prelude and Fugue in A (arranged from No. 57)

violin piano

IMC 10'

Gil'ad Hildsheim violin

Jerusalem Theater March 1999
CDR IBA

60

“Short Poems” 4 poems after Nathan Zach (in Hebrew)

mezzo soprano piano

1999 IMC 8'

 

 

61

“Azur” - 3 poems after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

voice piano

1999 IMC 8'

Tal Amir soprano Revital Hachamoff piano

Confederation House Jerusalem 21.12.1999
Included in CD "Returning to Tel-Aviv" - IMI. Tal Amir - soprano Revital Hachamoff piano

62

Tuba Quintet (in four movements)

tuba string-quartet

1999 IMC 25'

Sh.Hershko Saida. Bar-Lev Raffi Frenkel Aaron Yaron Shulamit. Lorain “Enav” Center Tel-Aviv 9.2.2000

Commissioned by Shmuel Hershko
CDR IBA (another group of IPO string players same tubist)

63

Cello Sonata (in four movements)

cello & piano

2000 IMC 35'

Hillel Zori cello; Revital Hachamoff piano

All-Weidberg chamber concert Tel Aviv Museum 23.6.2001
CDR IBA

64

“The Other Poet” - 6  poems after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

voice (mezzo soprano) piano

2000 IMC 15'

Adi Even-Or voice; Revital Hachamoff piano 23.6.2001

All-Weidberg chamber concert in Tel Aviv Museum
Included in CD "Returning to Tel-Aviv" - IMI. Adi Even-Or mezzo soprano; Revital Hachamoff piano

65

Prelude and Fugue in g minor

string orchestra

2000 IMC 10'

Uri Rom, conductor,Berlin Sept. 2000

arranged from No. 57

66

“Export” poem by Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

mixed choir and harp

2000 IMC 10'

 

 

67

“Moti” (“My Death”) 3 poems by Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

mixed choir and ensemble

2000 IMC 12'

 

 

68

"Because…" 4 poems after MiriamYalan- Shtekelis (in Hebrew)

a. soprano piano clarinet violin
b. soprano piano

2001 IMC 17'

Shirit-li Weiss soprano; Sara Tal piano; Orit Orbach clarinet; Gil'ad Hidsheim violin

All-Weidberg chamber concert Tel Aviv Museum 23.6.2001

69

"Lonely Blood" - 5 poems after Sigel Eshel

voice piano

2002 IMC 15'

 

 

70

Three Passover Songs - 3 poems after Aaron Shabbtai (in Hebrew)

voice flute violin guitar

2002 IMC 10'

Fabio Neri conductor

22.6.2002 - Villa Bettina Lucca Italy

71

Suite "Hommage à Telemann"

piano

2002 IMC 20'

 

 

72

"Mourner's Songs" 4 poems after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

voice piano

2002 IMC 18'

Adi Even Or mezzo; R. Hachamoff piano

All-Weidberg song recital IMI concert at Jaffa "Bet Merkazim" 16.3.2003
CDR IBA

73

Piano Concerto No. 2 (in four movements)

piano orchestra

2000-2003
IMI. 25'

Feb. 15 2004 Tel Aviv Revital Hachamoff piano Israel Chamber orch. Noam Sheriff cond.

Commissioned by the Israel Chamber Orchestra
CDR the composer

74

Trio (in four movements)

clarinet violin and piano

2003. IMC 35'

Orit Orbach – clarinet, Gil'ad Hildesheim – violin, Nadia Weintraub - piano

CDR IBA

75

Piano Quartet (in four movements)

piano violin viola cello

2003 IMC 30'

Jan. 5 2004 Jerusalem Jerusalem Piano Quartet: Bat-Sheva Sebaldy-Kohlberg (vln.) Lilach Levanon (vla.) Shmuel Magen (cello) Alan Sternfeild (Pf)

CDR IBA

76

"New sequence I" 6 songs after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

voice piano

2005 IMC 20'

 

 

77

"New sequence II" 6 songs after Mordechai Geldman (in Hebrew)

voice piano

2006 IMC 15'

 

 

78

Variations

piano

2006 IMC 8'

Assaf Shoval - piano Tel Aviv Museum August 2006

Commissioned by "Tel-Chai" - international master classes for piano

79

Hovering at a Low Altitude / The Fruit of the Land (2 songs) after D. Ravikovich (in Hebrew)

voice piano

2006 IMC 15'

Bracha Kol – Mezzo, Meitar Ensemble, Tel Aviv 2011

 

80

Concerto for 2 pianos and string orchestra (in three movements)

string-orchestra

2005 IMC 35'

Sivan Silver, Gil Garburg – pianos, The Tel-Aviv Soloists Orchestra, Barak Tal – conductor, Tel Aviv 2012

after drafts by Prokofiev (his op 132) Written for the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo

81

Piano Trio in one movement

Piano, violin, cello

2007, IMC, 7'

various student groups 2008-

Educational, Commissioned by Israel's Composers' League.

82

"Lying upon the waters / How Hong Kong was Destroyed" 2 songs after D. Ravikovich, (in Hebrew),

a. voice, piano,
b. voice, chamber ensemble

2008, IMC

Sharon Dvorin, Soprano, Meitar Ensemble, Tel Aviv 2009

83

"Perpetual Peace", Cantata for soloists, choir and orchestra after Immanuel Kant, J. Amichai, Traditional

2009, IMC 50'

Sharon Dvorin – sopran, Samuel Spitzer – Baritone, Kibbutzim choir, Raanana Symphonette, Yuval Ben-Ozer Cond. Beer-Sheva, 2009

Commissioned by the Kibbutzim Choir with the aid of Ministry of Culture

CDR IBA

84

"Night Falls on Tel Aviv", 3 Songs after B. Kutani

Voice, piano

2012, IMC 7'

85

"Dance"

Voice, piano

2013, IMC 12'

Commissioned by Hateiva (Choreograph-Composer project)

Yael Barolsky – violin, Ofra Ytzhaki - piano, Hateiva, Tel Aviv, 2013

86

"Symposium", Opera in One Act after Plato, Libretto by the composer (Hebrew after Translation by Margalit Finkelberg)

Chamber Ensemble (11 players)

2014, IMC, 120'

"Opera Kamera", "Tel Aviv Contemporary Ensemble"

Conductor – Yuval Zorn

Director – Dan Ehrlich

Cast: Anastasia Klevan Yael Levita, Edit Zamir, Sharon Dvorin, Einat Aronstein, Yasmin Levy, Bavat Marom, Shira Raz

Tel Aviv, 2014

  Publishers

IMC

Israel Music Center (MALI), 55 Begin Rd. Tel Aviv

IMI

Israel Music Institute, 55 Begin Rd. Tel Aviv

IMP

Israel Music Publications, 25 Keren Hayesod St., Jerusalem

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manuscript

IBA

Israel Broadcast Authority

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  v   II. Articles in Books:

Sonic Design in Jean Sibelius' orchestral Music-in Huttunen M., Kilpeläinen K., and  Murtomäki, V., Sibelius Forum II-: Proceedings from the Third International Jean Sibelius Conference, (Helsinki 2003), pp. 216-226.

Jean Sibelius: Die Symphonien Nr. 2 und 3, (Co-written with Kislinger, Peter) in Jean Sibelius und Wien (Vienna, 2003) pp.111-133

Comparing the 1915 and the 1919 Versions of Sibelius's Fifth Symphony - From Sonic Experimentalism to Functional Synthesis in Jackson, T. L. / Murtom?ki, V. / Davis, C. / Virtanen, T (eds.) Sibelius in the Old and New World, Aspects of His Music, Its Interpretation, and Reception (Frankfurt am Main, 2010).

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  v   III. Open University Publications:

Introduction to Music (old)


  1. The music of Arnold Schoenberg in: Introduction to Music, Noam Sheriff, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1982)

From Anna Magdalena to the Inventions (Introduction to J.S. Bach's lighter keyboard compositions)

  1. Anna Magdalena's Clavier-Büchlein, 1722, 1725 in: From Anna Magdalena through the Inventions, Introduction to J.S. Bach's keyboard compositions, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1984)
  2. Wilhelm Friedemann's Clavier-Büchlein, 1720 in: From Anna Magdalena through the Inventions, Introduction to J.S. Bach's keyboard compositions, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1984)
  3. Bach's Short Preludes and Fugues in: From Anna Magdalena through the Inventions, Introduction to J.S. Bach's keyboard compositions, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1984)
  4. Bach's The Two-Part Inventions in: From Anna Magdalena through the Inventions, Introduction to J.S. Bach's keyboard compositions, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1985)
  5. Bach's Sinfonias (Three-Part Inventions) in: From Anna Magdalena through the Inventions, Introduction to J.S. Bach's keyboard compositions, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1985)

Music at First Sight

  1. The Organ Point in: Music at First Sight, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1985)
  2. Metamorphosis of a tune in: Music at First Sight, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1986)
  3. Symphonic Experiences in: Music at First Sight, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1988)
  4. The Keyboard Class – Keyboard group teaching for the older beginners – Stage 1 in: Music at First Sight, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1986)
  5. The Keyboard Class – Keyboard group teaching for the older beginners – Stage 2 in: Music at First Sight, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1987)
  6. The Keyboard Class – Keyboard group teaching for the older beginners – Stage 3 in: Music at First Sight, Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1988)

Introduction to Music (revised)

  1. Major, Minor and Modes in Introduction to Music (fully revised version) Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1996).
  2. The Scales System in Introduction to Music (fully revised version) Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1996).
  3. Introduction to Harmony in Introduction to Music (fully revised version) Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1996).
  4. The Harmonic Phrase in Introduction to Music (fully revised version) Arie Vardi, Academic Head of Team. (Open University publication, Tel Aviv, 1996).

The Opera

  1. Kavaleria Rusticana in The Opera (1996, 2010)
  2. The Operatic Ensemble in The Opera (1998, 2010)
  3. Salome by Richard Strauss in The Opera (1999, 2010)

Beethoven - Romantic Rebel

  1. The Bonn period (1770-1792) in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  2. Viennese variations (1792-1800) in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  3. Piano sonatas of the first Viennese period ) in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  4. Years of crisis and creativity (1801-1802) in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  5. The Orchestral music (I) 1800-1806) in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  6. Piano sonatas of the "heroic decade" (1803-1814) in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  7. The Orchestral music (II) 1807-1814 in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  8. The String Quartets (I) 1799-1806 in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  9. Fidelio in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (2005)
  10. The String Quartets (II) and Chamber Works of Transition Period 1808-1815 in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel(in preparation)
  11. The Late Piano Sonatas and Variations 1816-1822 in Beethoven – Romantic Rebel (in preparation)

Harmonic Stuctures, Part A

  1. Harmonic Progressions in Harmonic Structures, Part A (in preparation)
  2. 7th Chords on All Diatonic Degrees in Harmonic Structures, Part A (in preparation)
  3. Expansion of the Functional Concept in Harmonic Structures, Part A (in preparation)

Harmonic Stuctures, Part B

  1. Modulations in Harmonic Structures, part b (Preliminary Edition, 2009)
  2. Minorization and Majorization in Harmonic Structures, part b (Preliminary Edition, 2009)
  3. Expansion of Minorization and Majorization in Harmonic Structures, part b (Preliminary Edition, 2010)
  4. Farther Minorizations, Majorizations and Enharmonizations. in Harmonic Structures, part b (Preliminary Edition , 2010
  5. Chromatic and Enharmonic Modulations. in Harmonic Structures, part b (Preliminary Edition, 2010)

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  v  CDs

1.

"Ron Weidberg" - Ra'anana Symphonette Orchestra. Conductor: Yuval Zaliouk; Piano solo: Revital Hachamoff; Solo violin: Nitai Zori
Including: Piano concerto no. 1, Violin concerto, Variations on a theme by Mozart

2.

"Returning to Tel Aviv" - 26 songs after poems by Mordechai Geldman. Vocalists: Adi Even-or, Tal Amir; Piano: Revital Hachamoff; Flute: Rami Tal

3.

"Psanterin," Anthology of Israeli Music for Piano.
Including: Impromptu no. 2, Piano: Natasha Tadson

4.

"Between the Songs", Israeli vocal music. Voice: Eva Ben-Tzvi; Piano: Natasha Tadson
Including: "The Window," after Dalya Ravikovich

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  v  Video and Multimedia productions at the Open University

1996: Author, screenwriter and musical director of "A View on Opera" - 5 TV Films for the telecourse, "A View on Opera" and the course "The Opera"

1979-1990: Assistant to Prof. Arie Vardi in producing some 40 TV films for various Music courses of the Open University:
1. The first "Master classes" series (1979) - 13 TV films for the course "Musical Interpretation and Teaching Methods"
2. The second "Master classes" series (1990) - 16 TV films
3. "Bach's Keyboards" and "Games for Two" (1982) - 2 TV films for the course "From Anna Magdalena to the Inventions"

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  v  About Ron Weidberg

Seter, Ronit, 'Weidberg, Ron', The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, ed. S. Sadie and J. Tyrrell (London: Macmillan, 2001); also online at http://www.grovemusic.com

Balzan, Esterit, "Ron Weidberg's Music - Impressions and Observations," IMI New 91/3, pp. 5-8.

Plavin, Zecharia, "Piano Repertory of the 20th Century: A Local Cultural Perspective," in Music in Time, A Publication of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, Israel, Spring 2003, pp.103-144.

Tischler, Alice, A Descriptive Bibliography of Art Music by Israeli omposers. Revised and ExpandedEdition, pp 384ff (New York,2010)

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  Conference Presentations

"Sonic Design in Jean Sibelius' Orchestral Music," 3rd International Jean Sibelius Conference, Helsinki, 6-10 December 2000.

"The Emergence of Jean Sibelius' Sonic Approach: From Finnish Folk Music to Sibelius' Late Orchestral Works," 14th Nordic Musicological conference, Helsinki, August 2004.

"Comparing the 1915 and the 1919 versions of Sibelius's Fifth Symphony - From sonic experimentalism into functional synthesis," 4th International Jean Sibelius Conference, Denton, Texas, January 2005.

Two Ballades in Sibelius’s Josephson Songs op. 57 , 5th International Jean Sibelius Conference, Oxford, GB, September 2010

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