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This chord is known as a German Augmented Sixth Chord. There are a few types of Augmented Sixth Chords. The German Aug6 chord is enharmonically equivalent to a Dominant 7 chord, as Tim mentioned. The core of the Aug6 chord is the augmented sixth interval, Cb to A in the above example, and is built starting on b6. The tonic is the third note that makes up ...
There was absolutely no need for the Es to have a flat sign. In the previous bar, they were natural, and the bar line would make the Eb stand again, as in the key signature.This is something found in lots of music - the composer being kind and reminding us. The Cb, however, is the same note as a B, but technically must be written as a Cb.If written as a B ...
In the previous bar, you can see that the E is natural for that bar. On the next bar Beethoven makes it again Eb, that's why you see the flat there. For the Cb thing,take a look at this thread: Purpose of double-sharps and double-flats It's pretty similar. An example to make you understand it is: isn't G double sharp an A?
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