Woldemar Bargiel

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Adagio, Op.38Piano Trio No.1, Op.6Violin Sonata, Op.10Suite No.2 for Piano, Op.31Octet for Strings, Op.15a3 Frühlingslieder, Op.39Album Leaf8 Pianofortestücke, Op.32Piano Trio No.2, Op.20Piano Trio No.3, Op.37Nachtstück, Op.23 Danses brillantes, Op.248 Pianofortestücke, Op.413 Charakterstücke, Op.83 Nocturnes, Op.3Suite for Piano, Op.21Piano Sonata, Op.34Suite for Violin and Piano, Op.17Psalm 23, Op.26Sonata for Piano 4-hands, Op.23String Quartet No.4, Op.47Fantasy No.3, Op.19Intermezzo, Op.46Ouverture zu Prometheus, Op.16Ouverture zu Medea, Op.22String Quartet No.3, Op.15bOuvertüre zu einem Trauerspiel, Op.18Psalm 13, Op.25Psalm 96, Op.33Psalm 61, Op.43Scherzo, Op.132 String QuartetsEtude und Toccata, Op.453 Fantasiestücke, Op.9PhantasieFantasiestück, Op.27Gigue, Op.29Impromptu, Op.443 Frühlingslieder, Op.35Marsch und Festreigen, Op.116 Bagatelles, Op.4Allegretto poco AndanteSymphony, Op.30
Woldemar Bargiel (3 October 1828 – 23 February 1897) was a German composer.
Bargiel was born in Berlin, and was the younger maternal half-brother of Clara Schumann. Bargiel’s father Adolph was a well-known piano and voice teacher while his mother Marianne Tromlitz had previously been unhappily married to Clara’s father, Friedrich Wieck. Clara was nine years older than Woldemar. Throughout their lives, they enjoyed a warm relationship. The initial opportunities which led to the success and recognition he enjoyed were due to Clara, who introduced him to both Robert Schumann and Felix Mendelssohn. Bargiel received his first lessons at home and later with the well-known Berlin teacher of music theory Siegfried Wilhelm Dehn. Upon the suggestion of Schumann and the recommendation of Mendelssohn, Bargiel at age 16 went to study at the famous Leipzig Conservatory with some of the leading men of music: Ignaz Moscheles (piano) and Niels Gade (composition), and also with Julius Rietz.
After leaving Leipzig in 1850, he returned to Berlin where he tried to make ends meet by giving private lessons. Eventually, Clara and Robert were able to arrange for the publication of some of his early works, including his First Piano Trio.
Subsequently, Bargiel held positions at the conservatories in Cologne and Rotterdam (where he met Hermine Tours, his future wife, sister of the composer Berthold Tours) before accepting a position at the prestigious Hochschule fur Musik in Berlin where he taught for the rest of his life. Among his many students were Paul Juon, Waldemar von Baußnern, Alexander Ilyinsky and Leopold Godowsky. Besides teaching and composing, Bargiel served with Brahms as co-editor of the complete editions of Schumann's and Chopin's works. While Bargiel did not write a lot of music, most of what he composed was well thought out and shows solid musical craftsmanship. His chamber music—he wrote four string quartets, a string octet and three piano trios—represents an important part of his output.