Piano

Piano

The Making of A Steinway Concert Grand

Book - 2006
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An exploration of the people and the legendary craftsmanship behind a single Steinway piano. Alone among the big piano companies, Steinway still crafts all of its pianos largely by hand, imbuing each one with the promise and burden of its brand. Journalist and amateur pianist Barron of The New York Times tells the story of one Steinway piano, from raw lumber to finished instrument. He follows it on its eleven-month journey through the Steinway factory, where time-honored manufacturing methods vie with modern-day industrial efficiency. He looks over the shoulders of men and women--some second- and third-generation employees, some recently arrived immigrants--who transform wood and steel into a concert grand. Barron also explores the art and science of developing a piano's timbre and character before its first performance, when the essential question will be answered: Does K0862 live up to the Steinway legend?
Publisher: New York : Times Books, 2006
ISBN: 9780805078787
0805078789
Characteristics: xviii, 280 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.

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