Note By Note (The Making of Steinway L1037) Broadcast Schedule
Steinway pianos are as unique and full of personality as the world-class musicians who play them. However, the skilled craftsmen who make the instruments are a dying breed. This program follows the creation of a Steinway concert grand, #L1037 -- from the Alaska forest to the concert hall. It explores the relationship between musician and instrument and illustrates what makes each piano unique in this age of mass production. The journey spans 12 months and countless hours of fine-tuned labor.