Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037

 
  

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The making of a Steinway concert grand piano, a painstaking 12-month process that utilizes the talents of some 450 craftsmen, is chronicled.

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ABOUT NOTE BY NOTE: THE MAKING OF STEINWAY L1037

workers carrying a steinway frameThe most thoroughly handcrafted instruments in the world, Steinway pianos are as unique and full of personality as the world-class musicians who play them. However, their makers are a dying breed: skilled cabinet-makers, gifted tuners, thorough handcrafters. Note by Note follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037, from forest floor to concert hall, in a process spanning 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen, and countless hours of fine-tuned labor. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process, and illustrates what makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production. Viewers are treated to interviews and impromptu performances with world-class artists as they shop for and test out pianos in the basement of the Steinway showroom in New York City.

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