Empire State Quick Step (Blessner, Gustav)

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Publisher. Info. New York: William Hall & Son, 1850. Plate 580.
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General Information

Work Title Empire State Quick Step
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Composer Blessner, Gustav
Key A major
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
First Publication. 1850 – New York: William Hall & Son (plate 580)
Dedication John C. Andrews Esq. of Troy, NY
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Piano


Misc. Comments

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.