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Ethel Altman was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved to Miami with her family in 1940. Ethel's father taught her to play the mandolin at age 7, and she had an early career as a performing musician. As a teen, however, her life moved away from the stage. Now retired in Sarasota, she tells her friend Sylvia Gross that sometimes the music just won’t let you go.
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Overture from The Magic Flute, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, arr. by Modern Mandolin Quartet, The Nutcracker Suite, Windham Hill Records