Empire State Quick Step (Blessner, Gustav)
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|Work Title||Empire State Quick Step|
|First Publication||1850 – New York: William Hall & Son (plate 580)|
|Dedication||John C. Andrews Esq. of Troy, NY|
|Composer Time Period||Romantic|
Levy Collection gives 1860 for the date, but this is a misreading of the copyright date- William Hall & Son was no longer at 239 Broadway in 1860. This was published before 1859, and in fact, in 1850.
The tense, Risoluto, diminished-chord opening of this quickstep (fortissimo on chords outlining C♭ F♭ D♮ A♭) is noteworthy.