Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037 Reviews

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.
December 11, 2007
A fascinating documentary that more than just piano lovers can enjoy.
November 13, 2007
As a study of stubborn artisanal tradition in the Pro Tools age, Note by Note is a stirring symphony of specialized labor.
November 8, 2007
Gorgeous, visually and musically.
November 8, 2007
Infomercials are seldom this leisurely paced or austere.