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

By Miles Chapin

(Amadeus). greater than 500 everyone is enthusiastic 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 designated reissue of 88 Keys The Making of a Steinway Piano relates the tale at the back of the instrument's complex formation, as instructed by means of 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 will additionally get an insider's inspect the company's background opposed to a timeline of significant world wide track 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 incorporated. For song fanatics, aspiring musicians, and pianists everywhere.

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