note by note: the making of steinway l1037

programme information


1 x 60' or 1 x 90'

Production Company

Plow Productions





Episode Information

Note By Note is a feature-length 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 depth of the artist's relationship with their instrument. 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 reserve Bank, and private auditions. Note By Note is the first documentary to portray the patience, craft, and personality built into each Steinway.

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