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

Not Rated | | Documentary, Family, Musical | 7 November 2007 (USA)
A feature-length independent documentary that follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037- from forest floor to concert hall.


Ben Niles

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Credited cast:
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Harry Connick Jr. ... Himself
Hélène Grimaud Hélène Grimaud ... Herself
Hank Jones Hank Jones ... Himself
Lang Lang ... Himself


Note By Note is a feature-length independent documentary that follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process, and investigates what makes each Steinway unique. _Watch the evolution L1037?from forest floor to concert hall _Meet the craftsmen and women who shape L1037?s personality _Discover the depths of artists? relationships with their instruments 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. Filmed in key Steinway locations?the factory, Steinway?s reserved ?Bank,? and private auditions?Note By Note is the first documentary to portray the patience, craft, and personality built into each Steinway. Written by Anonymous

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7 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital (Western Electric Sound System)| Dolby Digital | Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)


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1.78 : 1
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Modern Day Alchemy
28 January 2008 | by Seamus2829See all my reviews

You don't have to play a note of music to enjoy 'Note By Note:The Making Of Steinway L1037'. This is a loving Valentine to instrument making & music in general. We get to see the Steinway piano being produced over a one year period, from trees in the forest, to the finished product. The film is rife with interview footage with the workers who poured their life & love into this (and all of the)piano. The film also gets screen time with interviews with figures from the musical world (Harry Connick,Jr.Lang Lang,etc.). This film,like the piano itself is a labour of love & is well worth seeking out. Distribution is a bit limited,due to it's release on video,but will be well received when it is released on DVD.

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