Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 Reviews

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November 17, 2011
May 30, 2008
Like an elegant set of theme and variations, director Ben Niles' beautiful, probing documentary about music and craftsmanship takes a simple idea and follows it in a number of directions.
May 30, 2008
The story of one piano is a microcosm of art, commerce, perfectionism and the American dream in a thorough, but repetitive, documentary.
February 1, 2008
This narrative gambit allows Niles to score a quiet but stunning rhetorical point: in their meticulous attention to detail, the blue-collar workers who've spent their lives at the plant seem just as artistic as any musician.
January 18, 2008
It's inspirational to watch and listen as the Steinway employees demonstrate with pride their part in producing an instrument that will sell for more than $100,000 and may succeed some of its brethren on the stage at Carnegie Hall.
January 4, 2008
A modestly scaled but enjoyable documentary.
September 15, 2009
A cinematic first, a standing ovation by icons for the unsung, working-class heroes who make them look good.
June 28, 2008
... an engrossing film that makes the process of crafting a piano and the people involved come alive.
June 20, 2008
With its precise editing and thoughtful storytelling, 'Note by Note' is a celebration of craftsmanship - of a piano and of film.
June 19, 2008
Note By Note: The Making of Steinway L1307 doesn't need any cameos by celebrities, musical or otherwise, to hold our interest.
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