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Title Piano [electronic resource] : The making of a steinway concert grand. James Barron.
Author Barron, James, 1954- author.
Imprint 2010.
Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource
Call # eBOOK
Summary An alluring exploration of the people and the legendary craftsmanship behind a single Steinway piano Like no other instrument, a grand piano melds engineering feats with the magical sounds of great music: the thunder of a full-throated bass, the bright, delicate trill of the upper treble. Alone among the big piano companies, Steinway still crafts all 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 eleven-month journey through the Steinway factory, where time-honored manufacturing methods vie with modern-day industrial efficiency. He looks over the shoulders of men and women-some second- and third-generation employees, some recently arrived immigrants-who transform wood and steel into a concert grand. Together, they carry on the traditions begun more than 150 years ago by the immigrants who founded Steinway & Sons-a family that soared to prominence in the music world and, for a while, in New York City's political and economic life. Barron also explores the art and science of developing a piano's timbre and character before its first performance, 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 lovers.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York : Times Books, 2010. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 2681 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
Subject History.
Music.
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Original 9780805083040
ISBN 9781429900126 (electronic bk)

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