Sounds of Silence encourages pianists to work with antique grand pianos such as the famous Erard brand, established by Sebastien Erard in the 18th century by Brevet of Louis XVI. Up until today there is no piano brand that reaches the quality level of Erard pianos. The unique construction techniques used and extreme level of craftmanship make them so special.
This film is about the world famous Erard piano restorer Frits Janmaat, at work in his atelier in Amsterdam. Erard pianos are straight (parallel) strung and their distinctive, clear sound has influenced the works of some of the world's most famous composers: Chopin, Liszt, Berlioz and Mendelssohn to name but a few.
Learn more about the history and restoration of these beautiful pianos at www.erard.nl.