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By Vicki Sternfeld-Rossi
The Times 

Let the Music Play On...


August 26, 2021

Graphic by Lane Gwinn

Shakespeare wrote in his play The Twelfth Night, "If music be the food of love, play on!" Obviously, Shakespeare didn't have to listen to Daniel's playlist. I grew up in a houseful of music and musicians. My maternal grandfather and all his ten siblings were musicians, mostly violinists. Although the musical talent gene skipped my mother, she did appreciate and love music.

My father also came from a musical family. Although he never took lessons, he could sit at a piano and plunk out tunes by ear. We were the first in the neighborhood to have a HIFI, and we always had music playing in the...

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