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  • n. A tone intermediate between D and E, denoted E♭.
  • n. A key or other mechanism for producing an E-flat.
  • n. The key of E-flat major.


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  • In the 1955 Presbyterian Hymnbook, most soprano lines top out around E-flat or E, with a few occasionally getting up to F.

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  • American Ballet Theatre Through May 26 Mr. Ratmansky's free-flowing work for six couples takes its impetus from Igor Stravinsky's Concerto in E-flat, also known as "Dumbarton Oaks" after the Washington, D.C., residence of the couple who commissioned the composition and hosted its first performance in May 1938.

    Not the Usual ABT Fare

  • The symbolic Masonic threesomes of the original (Boys, Ladies, Slaves and Temples) are gone, leaving only the three flats of E-flat major (the opera's tonic key).

    A Magical 'Flute' Without the Fanfare

  • "Lines to a Movement in Mozart's E-flat Symphony" is a rare, hopeful poem about spring and love from the usually dour Thomas Hardy:

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  • Robert Schumann, born just one hundred years before Samuel Barber, was featured in his Quintet in E-flat Major, Op. 44, a complex work of big-boned, symphonic dimensions with thick sonorities.

    Rodney Punt: World Premiere by Peter Golub at Chamber Music Palisades

  • The first half of the afternoon was devoted to unaccompanied performances of Mendelssohn's Psalm 43, two Bruckner selections, Rheinberger's Mass for 8 Voices in E-flat and Brahms's "Oh Savior, Open Wide the Heavens."

    Concert review: National Master Chorale at National Presbyterian Church

  • Schumann's great E-flat Piano Quintet, Op. 44, speaks exclusively in the language of heart-on-the-sleeve romanticism, and the ensemble -- joined by second violinist Marissa Regni and violist Daniel Foster -- gave it a beautifully gauged reading.

    Kennedy Center Chamber Players' take on Previn, Haydn, Schumman

  • Cue the swelling of strings — in E-flat major, please.

    Hear It, Feel It

  • Why is it that we hear the E-flat major of Beethoven's "Eroica" symphony as heroic (and not just because of the symphony's name)?

    Hear It, Feel It

  • Ganz's technique is well tuned to Chopin's athletic demands, although there was some strain in the gnarly scherzo from the "Funeral March" sonata and uneven repeated notes in the Waltz in E-flat, Op.

    Ganz's copious, commanding Chopin project


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