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For Ober's great love of music there were pianos, violins, hundreds of records, and sheet music on Mallard Island.

When Ober was 11 years old, his Grandfather Carl gave him a three-quarter size violin, a gift that led him to begin a lifelong study of the classical violin.

At Harvard University he studied the violin under Boston Symphony concertmaster Willy Hess, and he played in the college orchestra.

Over the years he entertained many guests on Mallard Island, often accompanied by his mother Rosa on the piano, and he sometimes took his violin along on canoe trips.


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