Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 (2007)

Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1037
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 21mins.
Genres Documentary, Music
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ben Wolf Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Purcell Carson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Geoffrey O'Brien Editor n/a 172 7000002
Nara Garber Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Benjamin Niles Executive Producer n/a 174 3000001
Benjamin Niles Director n/a 2 2000001
Kenny Barron Actor n/a 1 1000002
Bill Charlap Actor n/a 1 1000003
Harry Connick Jr. Actor n/a 1 1000004
Helene Grimaud Actor n/a 1 1000005
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Actor n/a 1 1000001
Synopsis
In our age of mass-production and consumption, what is the role of the musician--both an instrument's craftsman and its player? Musically, what have we gained? More importantly, what are we losing? The 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 cabinetmakers, gifted tuners, thorough hand-crafters. The creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037--from forest floor to concert hall--is followed and explored is the relationship between musician and instrument, the manufacturing process, and what makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production. From the factory floor in Queens to Steinway Hall in Manhattan, each piano's journey is complex--spanning 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen, and countless hours of fine-tuned labor.
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