Empire State Quick Step (Blessner, Gustav)

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Publisher. Info. New York: William Hall & Son, 1850. Plate 580.
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Work Title Empire State Quick Step
Alternative. Title
Composer Blessner, Gustav
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGB 8
Key A-flat 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

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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.