1 hr. 21 min.
Making a piano is no easy task, and making one by hand is even harder. Documentary filmmaker Ben Niles spends over a year charting the process by which Steinway & Sons, the most prestigious name in the industry, manufactures one of its concert grand pianos. Between the initial search for wood in Alaska and the piano's ultimate arrival at Steinway's showroom in New York City, a team of 450 dedicated craftspeople labors to build and assemble the L1037's 12,000 parts.
Director: Ben Niles