Maria   (Maria von Trapp)
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Maria   (Maria von Trapp)
B1463. MARIA von TRAPP. Maria. Carol Stream, IL, Creation House, 1973. 203pp. Photos; DJ.


"Maria Augusta von Trapp, also known as Baroness Maria von Trapp, was the stepmother and matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. Her story served as the inspiration for a 1956 German film that in turn inspired the Broadway musical THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Soprano Lotte Lehmann heard the family sing, and she suggested they perform at concerts. When the Austrian Chancellor Kurt Schuschnigg heard them on the radio, he invited them to perform in Vienna. After performing at a festival in 1935, they became a popular touring act. Shortly before the German annexation of Austria in 1938, the family traveled to Italy and then to the United States for a concert tour, and their home was confiscated by the Nazis."

- Zillah Dorset Akron