From the selection and preparation of the raw materials to the fine-tuning and finishing of the final product, 88 Keys follows the creation of a piano in the Steinway and Sons factory in Long Island City, New York - a process that has changed little in the one hundred years that Steinway, the world's premier piano manufacturer, has been in business. An introduction relates the history of the piano and traces the history of the Steinway itself. The story then follows step by step the creation of the concert grand piano from 12,000 individual parts. The exquisitely detailed and beautifully-rendered drawings set the tone for the dignity and care with which the ultimate grand piano - the only one in the world still made by hand - is crafted. Hardcover.
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The piano may well be the world's most versatile instrument, and the Steinway is the United States's most celebrated manufacturer. This handsome volume takes you inside the process of building a Steinway, from the selection of the woods (yellow birch, sugar maple, sugar pine, yellow poplar, Sitka spruce, and, for the exteriors, various hardwoods) through the construction of the soundboard and keyboard, from the manufacture of the piano's rim and case through the building of the metal harp that holds the strings, and to the final assembly and finishing. Along the way are sections on history and physics (good tone doesn't just happen) and a useful glossary. 88 Keys is a fascinating and eminently readable book for anyone with an interest in the art of the piano.About the Author:
Miles Chaplin is a successful freelance journalist and screenwriter, and a fifth-generation descendant of Steinway's founder, Henry Engelhard Steinway. Rodica Prato is a professional illustrator.
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Descrizione libro Random House, 1997. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110517703564
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