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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.

Synopsis:

Maria Trapp recalls the events that brought her talented family from Austria to the hills of New England.

Synopsis:

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.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060005771
Author:
Trapp, Maria Augusta
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Maria A Trapp
Author:
Martin, Ti Adelaide
Author:
Brennan, Lally
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
Folk singers
Subject:
Trapp family singers
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Wine & Spirits
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
no. 42
Publication Date:
20011231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.06x5.24x.77 in. .57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

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