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Note by note : the making of Steinway L1037

Author: Ben Niles; Plow Productions.; Docurama (Firm)
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Docurama Films : Distributed by New Video, 2009.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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Note by Note is an independent feature length documentary that 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 illustrates 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Niles; Plow Productions.; Docurama (Firm)
ISBN: 1422929469 9781422929469
OCLC Number: 442034952
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture documentary in 2006.
Special features (ca. 80 min.): deleted scenes; Interviews with and performances by featured pianists.
Credits: Cinematography, Ben Wolf ... [et al.] ; edited by Purcell Carson & Geoff O'Brien.
Performer(s): Featuring classical and jazz pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Kenny Barron, Bill Charlap, Harry Connick, Jr., Hélène Grimaud, Hank Jones, Lang Lang, Marcus Roberts.
Awards: Best documentary, Sarasota Film Festival 2007
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 81 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby digital 5.1, Dolby digital stereo.
Contents: Rim bending --
Selection #1 --
Rim Inspection --
The keyboard --
Case making --
Factory selection --
Plate fitting --
Selection #2 --
Belly --
Soundboard --
Belly inspection --
Factory sale --
Stringing --
Tone regulation --
Chipping --
Selection #3 --
Rough tuning --
Selection #4 --
Final voicing --
Performance.
Other Titles: Making of Steinway L1037
Responsibility: Plow Productions presents ; produced and directed by Ben Niles.
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Note by Note is an independent feature length documentary that 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 illustrates 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. 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.

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