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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp, is a 309-page hardcover published in 1949 by JB Lippincott company. The dust jacket shows light shelf wear. Inside, the flyleaf is signed with a name in ink. The rest of the book is in very good condition, with clean unmarked Pages. The back Flyleaf has some staining from an old newspaper clipping.

Book Summary

This Is The Adventurous story of one of the most distinguished musical families of the age, the Trapp Family Singers. It is told by one who knows it best, the head of the family, baroness Maria Augusta Von Trapp herself now Mrs. Trapp, for she and her family have become American citizens.

The Story begins in Austria after the first world war, in which the baron distinguished himself as a submarine Commander. So it'll work, he had five daughters, two sons and no one to look after them and for a neighboring Convent he obtained as governess a young student Maria.  The baron was expected to marry a certain princess Yvonne, but so impressed was he with Maria that he proposed to her instead, and they were married.  In the dark days of the failure of the Austrian Banks which inaugurated the worldwide depression, the baron lost most of his fortune. At that time, they met father wasner, who has been their musical director ever since, and they started doing professionally, and with amazing success, what they had previously done for their own Amusement.

The book has much in it of the intimate complexities of life in a large family, the arduous discipline of musical training, the amusing incidents of travel in Mass. But the story of the Trapp Family Singers is more than a dramatic personal story. It is a specifically American one, since it tells of a transplantation from the old world to the new.

ISBN:  0-397-00018-9
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