Many thanks to the CBC and Paolo Pietropaolo for bringing the Signature Series to life. The mixing in this edition is particularly good, listen for the transition between Beethoven and Sibelius.
E-flat major: Master of the Universe
Also known as:
The Swashbuckling Hero
The Born Leader
The notes: E♭ – F – G – A♭ – B♭ – C – D - E♭
Number of flats: three.
Relative minor: C minor.
What they said about E-flat major in the 18th and 19th centuries:
“Heroic, extremely majestic, grave and serious; superior to C major.” — Francesco Galeazzi, 1796
“Most harmonious and full key on the horn. Superior to all other keys for the charm and plenitude of its harmony.” — Castil-Blaze, 1821
More E-flat major listening:
Prelude to Das Rheingold by Richard Wagner.
Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life) by Richard Strauss.