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I bought the DVD and have watched it a couple of times, very enjoyable. Although only piano enthusiasts would notice (who else would go see this movie?) as was pointed out in another thread, it's interesting that Pierre-Laurent Aimard chooses a Hamburg Steinway.

Another thing I noticed in watching it was how many times in the tuning/voicing/regulating process the workers in the factory touch the strings. I've always considered this a big "no-no" but they obviously don't.

At any rate, it's a very interesting documentary.


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as it is being shown around the country at various art-film houses in Portland, Seattle, Houston, etc.
Santa Fe smile I saw this last weekend and I was fascinated. I bet not very many high school guidance counselors offer *Steinway's chief timber chooser right off the logging truck* as a career option laugh Even for those who've had the privilege of a factory tour I think it would probably be interesting. Like everyone else in the audience I teared up at one person getting their new piano delivered, and then playing for the whole family. Just watching the way so many piano players tried out pianos in their search for the one that spoke to them was fun. And then, of course, watching the piano being built.

I'd recommend it.

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There was a show on the Discovery Channel last night called "Some Assembly Required". This was "yet another how it's made" show, but this particular episode did visit the Steinway factory in Queens. I recognize some of the people in the "Note by Note" sample video from the show. It was interesting, but woefully too short (and the host banter was as usual, i.e. annoying). Definitely whets my appetite for the "Note by Note" video.

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Originally posted by C7 Player:
I bought the DVD and have watched it a couple of times, very enjoyable. Although only piano enthusiasts would notice (who else would go see this movie?) as was pointed out in another thread, it's interesting that Pierre-Laurent Aimard chooses a Hamburg Steinway.

Another thing I noticed in watching it was how many times in the tuning/voicing/regulating process the workers in the factory touch the strings. I've always considered this a big "no-no" but they obviously don't.

At any rate, it's a very interesting documentary.
What's the approximate running time on that?


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What's the approximate running time on that?
I don't have the DVD in front of me but I'd guess around 1.5 hrs.


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Here's the link to a thread I started about this movie on January 4th. I think you might find it interesting and amusing.

Note by Note: the Making of Steinway L1037


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Originally posted by bitWrangler:
There was a show on the Discovery Channel last night called "Some Assembly Required". This was "yet another how it's made" show, but this particular episode did visit the Steinway factory in Queens. I recognize some of the people in the "Note by Note" sample video from the show. It was interesting, but woefully too short (and the host banter was as usual, i.e. annoying). Definitely whets my appetite for the "Note by Note" video.
I caught it, and annoyed my husband by pausing (TiVo) and narrating what was going to happen next before the host did. I've got to start getting out more...


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Here's the link to a thread I started about this movie on January 4th. I think you might find it interesting and amusing.

Note by Note: the Making of Steinway L1037
I purchased this DVD and had a chance to watch it over the Christmas holidays. It was truly fascinating. This piano is making the rounds across America, and is scheduled to be here in Houston soon at the Museum of Fine Arts. I plan to attend and I'll let you know. I'm not sure how many pianists will be performing on it, but I'm sure it will be a great way to spend the afternoon.
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