88 Keys - The Making of a Steinway Piano

88 Keys - The Making of a Steinway Piano

by Miles Chapin

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88 Keys - The Making of a Steinway Piano by Miles Chapin

(Amadeus). More than 500 people are involved in the creation of just one of the world's greatest pianos, the Steinway. From the selection and aging of wood to the delicate voicing of the finished instrument, this special reissue of 88 Keys The Making of a Steinway Piano relates the story behind the instrument's intricate formation, as told by Miles Chapin, a fifth-generation descendant of Steinway's founder, Henry Engelhard Steinway. Readers will learn about how the piano gets its trademark curve, the "belly men" who fit the metal harp to the wooden frame, the carvers who shape the piano's legs and pedal lyre, and the many other craftspeople who have perfected their specialized contributions to the finished product. They'll also get an insider's look into the company's history against a timeline of major worldwide music events, and into the roles of piano greats, including Anton Rubinstein and Sergei Rachmaninoff, in contributing to its prominence. A glossary of technical terms is included. For music lovers, aspiring musicians, and pianists everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781574673951
Publisher: Amadeus Press, LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 144
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Date of Birth:

1918

Date of Death:

1979

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