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Title Note by note : the making of Steinway L1037 / Plow Productions ; directed and produced by Ben Niles
Published 2007


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Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (80 min.) : col., sd. ; 4 3/4 in
Summary This documentary follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037 -- from forest floor to concert hall. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process, and illutrates what makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production. From the factory floor in Queens, NY to Steinway Hall in Manhattan, each piano's journey is complex -- spannnig 12 months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen, and countless hours of fine-tuned labor. This film is a loving celebration of not just craftsmanship, but of a dying breed of person who is deeply connected to working by hand. In the end, this is an ode to the most unexpected, and perhaps, ironic, of unsung heroes. It reminds us how extraordinary the dialogue can be between an artist and an instrument -- crafted out of human hands but borne of the materials of nature
Notes First released in 2006
Off-air recording of ABC1 broadcast June 28, 2009. Copied under Part VA of the Copyright Act
Credits Edited by Purcell Carson and Geoff O'Brien
Notes DVD
Originally released : New York, Plow Productions, 2006
No rating given
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Steinway & Sons
Steinway piano
Piano -- Construction
Piano makers -- New York (State) -- New York
Author Niles, Ben
Carson, Purcell
O'Brien, Geoff
Plow Productions
0ABC-TV (Australia)
Other Titles Making of Steinway L1037