“A German immigrant, Henry Engelhard Steinway founded Steinway & Sons in 1853, in New York City. By 1900, factories in New York and Hamburg, Germany were producing 3,500 hand-crafted pianos per year, roughly the same number being made today.”
Steinway pianos were winning major awards and finding themselves in high demand within a decade of production. As now, each Steinway grand piano took a year to build, and it involved the work of many skilled craftspeople. This video reveals the making of a Steinway Grand Piano with the voice of John Steinway.
(first seen on open culture)