Published August 5, 2013
I saw this video on Kottke recently, the making of a Steinway piano. I am obsessed with pianos, always upset when one gets smashed or beaten in a film. I play a bit, and dream of owning something slightly more impressive than the keyboard that is currently gathering dust. I’d never given much thought to how a piano is actually made, and this video is quite a revelation. I love that it is voiced by John Steinway himself, in an audio recording from a tour in the ’80s.