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Henry Holt and Co.
ISBN: 9780805083040304 Pages
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"Satisfying to the point of sensuousness."
-The New York Times Book Review
Like no other instrument, a grand piano melds the magic of engineering with the magic of great music. Alone among the big piano companies, Steinway & Sons still crafts each of its pianos largely by hand, imbuing each one with the promise and burden of its brand.
In this captivating narrative, James Barron of The New York Times tells the story of one Steinway piano, from raw lumber to finished instrument. Barron follows that brand-new piano-known by its number, K0862-on its journey through the factory, where time-honored traditions vie with modern-day efficiency. He also explores the art and science of developing a piano's timbre and character before its debut, when the essential question will be answered: Does K0862 live up to the Steinway legend? From start to finish, Piano will charm and enlighten music and book lovers alike.
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Steinway No. K0862 on its way to becoming a concert grand
The piano being a creation and plaything of men, its story leads us into innumerable biographies; being a boxful...