Why it takes a year to construct the world’s greatest piano

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Why it takes a year to construct the world’s greatest piano

This feature is part of ‘Details,’ a new series that captures the creation of some of the world’s most intricately made objects.
The Steinway & Sons piano is one of the world’s most revered instruments. According to statistics provided by the company, around 90% of the world’s performing concert pianists choose the German brand. Renowned artists like John Lennon, George Michael, Billy Joel and Lady Gaga have been known to compose and perform at their keys.
Each piano, composed of some 12,000 individual parts, takes a full year to assemble at Steinway & Sons’ factory in Hamburg, Germany. In this film, we see glimpses of the Japanese pianist Aisa Ijiri performing “Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 543” by Johann Sebastian Bach as she soundtracks the meticulous process of the piano’s construction.

How Steinway & Sons pianos are made

It takes 300 people, 12,000 parts and a year to make a single Steinway & Sons piano. Here’s how the pianos are made http://cnn.it/2xrMRZ6 via CNN Style

Posted by CNN on Sunday, September 17, 2017

Author: John Hanno

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Bogan High School. Worked in Alaska after the earthquake. Joined U.S. Army at 17. Sergeant, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 84th Artillery, 7th Army. Member of 12 different unions, including 4 different locals of the I.B.E.W. Worked for fortune 50, 100 and 200 companies as an industrial electrician, electrical/electronic technician.

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