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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers

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In her own beautiful, simple words, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells the dramatic story that inspired the classic American musical and film "The Sound of Music." 8-page photo insert.
The Story of the Trapp Family Singers
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With nearly 1,500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, "The Sound of Music, "based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold.

Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple words the extraordinary story of her romance with the baron, their escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their life in America.

Now with photographs from the original edition.
Maria Augusta Kutschera was born on a train en route to Vienna just before midnight on January 26, 1905. Her mother died when she was only two years old and her father left her with an elderly cousin so that he could be free to travel. She experienced a lonely and very strict upbringing without any siblings or other children in the household. She was raised a socialist and an atheist and was actively cynical towards all religions. It was during a visit to a church to hear a Bach concert that her mind was changed when she heard the words of a well-known priest, Father Kronseder. Her meeting with him led to her entering a convent to become a nun. While she was devoted to the convent life, she was taken away from the outdoor activities she once thrived on. Her doctor, concerned that her health was failing, helped the nuns to decide to send Maria to the home of retied naval captain Georg Von Trapp, to be governess to his bedridden daughter. On November 26, 1927, Maria and Georg were married. The rest is history.
Author
Maria Augusta Trapp
Short Title
STORY OF THE TRAPP FAMILY SING
Pages
320
Publisher
Harper Perennial
Language
English
ISBN-10
0060005777
ISBN-13
9780060005771
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
B
Illustrations
Yes
Year
2002
Publication Date
2002-01-31
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
1st
Residence
US
Birth
1905
Death
1987
Place of Publication
New York
Imprint
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subtitle
The Story Which Inspired The Sound of Music
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