From the Publisher
All signs are pointing to a revival of the music of Woldemar Bargiel, who will hopefully soon be as esteemed again as he was at the beginning of the 20th century. His slender oeuvre is stylistically original, even if one can easily detect the guiding influence of Schumann and Brahms. Bargiel's Adagio Op. 38 for cello and orchestra enjoyed an extraordinary popularity during its day and was published in many editions for various solo instruments and piano. In the meantime, the work has once again been thrust into the center of attention by the recording of Steffen Isserlis and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie under Christoph Eschenbach.