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353 E John Eaton (1935– ) USA Variations 1958 (SP 1964). Written in a brilliant Romantic idiom with the variations recognizable only by changes of texture and meter. The opening material returns at the close. M-D. Petr Eben (1929–2007) Czech Republic Eben was an outstanding pianist, improviser, composer, and educator who taught at Prague University from 1955 to 1990. Sonata 1952 (Panton 5023 1992) 44pp. Composed at the end of piano studies at the Prague Academy of Music, the opening movement suggests the influence of Prokofiev and Bartók, and the final two movements the influence of folk songs from Tetschen. Lyric with coloristic harmonies employed over extended ideas and materials. The concluding movement “is really a kind of toccata which can also be performed separately” (note by composer). M-D. Letters to Milena / Dopisy Milenĕ 1991 (Schott 8125 1994) 23pp. Inspired by letters from Franz Kafka to Milena Jesenská. In five movements, each prefaced by an excerpt from these letters. Poignant and expressive, with restless ambition . M-D. Universi: Liturgical Movement for Piano 2004 (Br 7917 2004) 13pp. Based on the Gregorian chant from the Gradual for the First Sunday in Advent. Cast in four sections, the outer sections with the initial motif and the inner sections with development. Concludes with a jubilant coda in f minor. M-D. Horst Ebenhöh (1930– ) Austria Programme 13 Op.22/2 (Dob 1975) 14pp. Many of the movements are only a page long, but of fiendish difficulty. Anton Franz Josef Eberl (1765–1807) Austria Eberl was a pupil of W. A. Mozart and an outstanding pianist. He was highly respected in his hometown of Vienna. Sonata c Op.1 1792 (in Wiener Meister um Mozart und Beethoven, Geiringer—UE 10672). Contains only the third (and final) movement, Allegro. M-D. Sonatine C Op.6 1796 (in The Solo Sonata, Giegling—Arno Volk). Allegro; Andante ; Rondo. Strict sonata form in Mozart style. M-D. Grand Sonata Caractéristique f Op.12 1802 (CFP). Grave maestoso; Allegro agitato ; Andantino; Allegro assai. Tuneful, facile writing. M-D. Grande Sonata Op.27 1805 (Dob Diletto Musicale 887 1985) 28 pp. Three contrasting movements. Excellent part writing, explores sound potential of the 354   ebner instrument, sounds more difficult than it is. A few Romantic tendencies, especially harmonic devices. Editorial suggestions placed in brackets. A fine work. M-D. Piano Sonatas (D. White—A-R Editions). These seven sonatas and one sonatina reveal Mozart’s influence on Eberl’s early style as well as the later developments of his Romantic style. Int. to M-D. Wolfgang Ebner (1612–1665) Germany Ebner held prestigious organ positions at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna and for the courts of Emperor Ferdinand III and Leopold I. A strict countrapuntalist, Ebner was also skilled in the French style of the early Baroque. Complete Works for Keyboard (Organ) (S. Rampe—Br 8419, 8460 2003–2004) 2 vols. First edition. Both volumes include works by Georg Muffat. An extensive preface describes sources, editorial method, performance practice, comments on individual works, and ornamentation in German and English . Critical commentary at end. M-D. I: Works of Certain Authenticity: Toccata Tertij Toni in a, Capriccio Sopra l’Aria Pergamasco, Partite Sopra l’Aria Favorita 20; Works of Uncertain Authenticity: 56 Versets in the 8 Church Modes. II: Works of Certain Authenticity: Toccata in g, Toccata in d, Aria [ . . . ] XXXVI modis uariata in a, Courrente in D; Works of Uncertain Authenticity: Præludium in G, Præludium in d; Attributed Works: Fugue in d and Caprice sur le mesme sujet in d, Partita in A, Allemand in g, Couranta in g, Courante in g, Sarabanda in g, [Courante] in g, Sarabanda in g, [Courante] in d, Sarabanda in d; Treatise on Basso continuo. Johann Gottfried Eckard (1735–1809) Germany Mozart apparently admired Eckard’s writing, for he used a movement from one of Eckard’s sonatas in the third (K. 40) of the four composite keyboard concertos of 1767. Oeuvres Complètes pour le Clavecin ou le Pianoforte (E. Reeser—Edition Heuwekemeijer 1956) 94pp. Introduction by Eduard Reeser, annotations by Johan Ligtelijn. Contains: Six sonatas pour le clavecin ou le pianoforte. IIème Oeuvre; Menuet d’Exaudet, avec des variations, pour le clavecin. These were the first sonatas composed in Paris specifically for the pianoforte and date from 1763. M-D. See: Paul Badura-Skoda, M&M 17 (February 1969): 70. S[ophie].-C[armen]. Eckhardt-Gramatté (1898/9?–1974) Canada, born Russia A child prodigy, Eckhardt-Gramatt...


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