Fanny Elssler's Hornpipe
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FANNY ELSSLER'S HORNPIPE. American, Hornpipe (2/4 time). F Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Austrian dancer Fanny Elssler  (1810-1884) left the Paris Opera between 1840 and 1842 to tour the United States, performing in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, New Orleans, St. Louis as well as Havana. The theatrical news weekly The Spirit of the Times wrote that watching Elssler dance "was something to increase our enjoyment of life on the stage, to elevate and idealize the beauty of girlhood, the movements of the form in happy natural woman, by marrying them to music and dance."
During the following five years Fanny appeared in Germany, Austria, France, England, and Russia. In 1845, having amassed a fortune, she retired from the stage and settled near Hamburg.