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

By Miles Chapin

(Amadeus). greater than 500 everyone is fascinated about the construction of only one of the world's maximum pianos, the Steinway. From the choice and getting older of wooden to the fragile voicing of the completed software, this unique reissue of 88 Keys The Making of a Steinway Piano relates the tale in the back of the instrument's difficult formation, as instructed via Miles Chapin, a fifth-generation descendant of Steinway's founder, Henry Engelhard Steinway. Readers will find out about how the piano will get its trademark curve, the "belly males" who healthy the steel harp to the wood body, the carvers who form the piano's legs and pedal lyre, and the numerous different craftspeople who've perfected their really good contributions to the completed product. they're going to additionally get an insider's inspect the company's historical past opposed to a timeline of significant around the globe tune occasions, and into the jobs of piano greats, together with Anton Rubinstein and Sergei Rachmaninoff, in contributing to its prominence. A word list of technical phrases is integrated. For track enthusiasts, aspiring musicians, and pianists everywhere.

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