Note By Note: The Making Of Steinway L1037
In December 2003, craftspeople at Steinway & Sons began work on a nine-foot concert grand, a project that requires one year, 12,000 parts, 450 employees, and countless hours of highly skilled labor. Note By Note captivatingly traces the intricate manufacturing process, focusing in particular on the people who create these magnificent instruments-a diverse and increasingly rare set of artisans. A study in the relation of both the craftsperson to his work and the musician to his instrument, Note By Note captures skill, devotion, patience, and passion distilled into one exquisite
product, and through this, illuminates what might be lost in our ever-accelerating race towards modernity.