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Maria von Trapp

photo from Declaration of Intention, Jan 21, 1944
Born January 26, 1905(1905-01-26)
Vienna, Austria-Hungary
Died March 28, 1987 (aged 82)
Morrisville, Vermont
Spouse Georg von Trapp (1927-1947)
Children Rosmarie von Trapp (b.1929)
Eleanore von Trapp (b.1931)
Johannes von Trapp (b.1939)

Maria Augusta von Trapp (née Kutschera; January 26, 1905March 28, 1987) was the matriarch of the Trapp Family Singers. Her story and that of her family's escape from the Nazis after the Anschluss was the inspiration for the musical The Sound of Music. [1] Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Morrisville is a village located in Lamoille County, Vermont. ... Georg Ritter von Trapp Georg Ritter von Trapp (April 4, 1880 - May 30, 1947) headed the famous Austrian singing family memorialized in the musical The Sound of Music. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1905 (disambiguation). ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... ... Nazism in history Nazi ideology Nazism and race Outside Germany Related subjects Lists Politics Portal         Nazism, or National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the totalitarian ideology and practices of the Nazi Party (National Socialist German Workers Party, German: Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) under Adolf Hitler. ... German troops march into Austria on 12 March 1938. ... For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ...

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Birth

Maria Putschera was born in 1905 in Austria on a train going from her parent's Tyrol village to a hospital in Vienna. She was an orphan by her seventh birthday. She graduated from the State Teachers College for Progressive Education in Vienna at age 18, in 1923. She entered Nonnberg Abbey, a Benedictine (Roman Catholic) convent in Salzburg, intending to become a nun. While still a novice, she was asked to teach one of the seven children of widowed naval commander Georg Ritter von Trapp and his first wife, Agathe Whitehead von Trapp. Maria and Georg were married on November 26, 1927. [1] For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Nonnberg Abbey is a Benedictine monastery in Salzburg, Austria. ... For the college, see Benedictine College. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... This article is about the capital of the Austrian state of Getreidegasse. ... For other uses, see Nun (disambiguation). ... // Main article: Buddhist Novitiate In many Buddhist orders, a man or woman who intends to take ordination must first become a novice, adopting part of the monastic code indicated in the vinaya and studying in preparation for full ordination. ... Kommandant Georg, Ritter von Trapp (April 4, 1880 – May 30, 1947) headed the Austrian singing family portrayed in The Sound of Music. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trapp lost his fortune in 1935. Previously, it had been safely invested in a bank in London. The Captain, to help Mrs. Lammer, a friend in the banking business, withdrew the money from the English bank and deposited it in Mrs. Lammer's bank, which promptly failed. Austria had been experiencing economic pressure as a result of German pressure and other factors. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


To survive, the Trapps sent away most of their servants, moved into the top floor, and rented the empty rooms to students of the Catholic University. The Archbishop sent Father Wasner to stay with them as their chaplain, and the family began turning its love of music into a career. After performing at a festival in 1935, they became a popular touring act. Shortly after the Nazi annexation of Austria in 1938, the family moved to Italy and then to the United States. The family home became the headquarters of Heinrich Himmler. 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ... German troops march into Austria on 12 March 1938. ... Year 1938 (MCMXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Heinrich Luitpold Himmler ( ; 7 October 1900 – 23 May 1945) was commander of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and one of the most powerful men in Nazi Germany and the Nazi hierarchy. ...


Initially calling themselves the Trapp Family Choir, the von Trapps began to perform in the United States. After an unsuccessful engagement with Charles Wagner, they signed on with F. C. ("Freddie") Schang. Freddie thought the name Trapp Family Choir was too churchy, and otherwise "Americanized" their repertoire, and at his suggestion, the group changed its name to the Trapp Family Singers.[2] The family, which by then included ten children, became famous in a new context and was soon touring the world. After the war, they founded the Trapp Family Austrian Relief, Inc., which sent hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and clothing to impoverished Austria.


Vermont

The Trapps made their home at a 660-acre farm in Stowe, Vermont, in 1942, where they founded a music camp. Georg von Trapp died of lung cancer on May 30, 1947. [1] Stowe, Vermont Stowe, Vermont Stowes ski resort is partly located on Mount Mansfield. ... is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1947 (MCMXLVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Sound of Music

Maria's book, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers, was a best-seller. It was made into two successful German/Austrian films. The Story of the Trapp Family Singers is a memoir written by Maria Augusta von Trapp, the nun-turned-baroness whose life was set to music in the musical The Sound of Music. ...

  • Die Trapp-Familie (1956)
  • Die Trapp-Familie in Amerika (1958).

The book was later adapted into The Sound of Music, a successful Broadway musical by Rodgers and Hammerstein, which resulted in an immensely popular US motion picture. The Sound of Music, with music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, opened on Broadway in the fall of 1959, starring Mary Martin and Theodore Bikel. It was a success, running for more than three years. The film version set box office records, but the Baroness von Trapp said she received only about $500,000 in royalties. [1] Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see The Sound of Music (disambiguation). ... For other uses of Broadway, see Broadway. ... Rodgers (left) and Hammerstein (right), with Irving Berlin (middle) and Helen Tamiris, watching auditions at the St. ... This article is about the American composer. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Mary Virginia Martin (December 1, 1913 – November 3, 1990) born in Weatherford, Texas, was a Tony Award winning American star of (mainly stage) musicals. ... Theodore Bikel. ...


In 1957, the Trapp Family Singers disbanded and went their separate ways. Maria and three of her children became missionaries in the South Pacific. Maria later moved back to Vermont and managed the Trapp Family Lodge until her death in 1987, at the age of 82. Maria von Trapp, her husband Georg, and Hedwig von Trapp (1917–1972), the fifth child of Georg and Agathe von Trapp, are interred in the family cemetery at the Lodge. The Lodge is now managed by Georg and Maria's son Johannes. It remains one of Vermont's most popular tourist destinations and also serves as one of the main concert sites for the Vermont Mozart Festival. For other uses, see Missionary (disambiguation). ... The front of the Austrian-style main building of the Trapp Family Lodge The Trapp Family Lodge is a 2800-acre, three-and-a-half-star resort located in Stowe, Vermont. ... The Vermont Mozart Festival is a popular series of indoor and outdoor concerts presented annually at sites throughout the state of Vermont. ...


Four of the couple's great-grandchildren, all children of Stefan von Trapp, the son of Georg's son Werner, sing as the Von Trapp Children. Maria von Trapp's granddaughter, Elisabeth von Trapp, is a singer whose concerts are a mixture of Gregorian chant, musical comedy, country and contemporary folk. Werner von Trapp (b. ... Elisabeth von Trapp (* in Vermont, USA) is a singer and member of the Trapp-Family. ... Gregorian chant is the central tradition of Western plainchant, a form of monophonic, unaccompanied sacred song of the Roman Catholic Church. ... Folk song redirects here. ...


Maria von Trapp makes a cameo appearance in the movie version of The Sound of Music. For an instant, she, her daughter Rosmarie, and Werner's daughter Barbara can be seen walking past an archway during the song, "I Have Confidence", at the line, "I must stop these doubts, all these worries/If I don't, then I know I'll turn back." [3]. A cameo role or cameo appearance (often shortened to just cameo) is a brief appearance of a known person in a work of the performing arts, such as plays, films, video games and television. ... Rodgers and Hammersteins The Sound of Music is a 1965 film directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews in the lead role. ...


Death

She died in 1987 of heart failure in Morrisville, Vermont, three days after surgery. [1] Morrisville is a village located in Lamoille County, Vermont. ...


Books by Maria Augusta Trapp

  • The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Maria Augusta Trapp. Philadelphia, Lippincott 1949
  • Around the Year with the Trapp Family - Maria Augusta Trapp. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1952 New York, Pantheon 1955
  • A Family on Wheels: Further Adventures of the Trapp Family Singers - Maria Augusta Trapp with Ruth T. Murdoch. Philadelphia, Lippincott, c1959
  • Yesterday, Today and Forever: The Religious Life of a Remarkable Family - Maria Augusta Trapp. Garden City, New York: Doubleday, 1952
  • Maria - Maria von Trapp. Carol Stream, Ill., Creation House 1972
  • Let Me Tell You About My Savior - Maria Von Trapp. Green Forest, AR : New Leaf Press, c2000

Year 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Maria von Trapp, whose life was 'Sound of Music', is Dead", New York Times, March 29, 1987. Retrieved on 2007-07-21. “Maria Augusta von Trapp, the guiding force behind a family of singers who won world reknown when their story was portrayed in the play and film The Sound of Music, died of heart failure yesterday in Morrisville, Vt., three days after undergoing surgery. She was 82 years old, and had lived in Stowe, Vermont, for more than 40 years. ... She is survived by a son, Johannes, of Stowe; two daughters, Eleonore Campbell of Waitsfield, Vermont, and Rosmarie Trapp of Pittsburgh; two stepsons, Rupert, of Stowe, and Werner, of Waitsfield; three stepdaughters, Agathe von Trapp of Glyndon, Maryland, Maria F. Trapp of Papua, New Guinea, and Johanna von Trapp of San Diego, and by 29 grandchildren.” 
  2. ^ See Maria Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers (1949).
  3. ^ Anderson, William (1998). The World of the Trapp Family. Anderson Publications. ISBN 1890757004. 

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External links

  • The story of the von Trapp family, from the Alps to the the ski resort of Stowe, Vermont
  • Movie vs. Reality: The Real Story of the von Trapp Family
  • The Trapp Family Lodge
    • History of the Trapp Family from the Trapp Family Lodge web site
  • Site for the Von Trapp great-grandchildren
  • The documentary film "The von Trapp Family: Harmony and Discord"

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Northeast Region, Boston - Von Trapp Family Records (582 words)
The von Trapps fled Austria after the German annexation of Austria, fearing reprisals resulting from declining to sing at Hitler's birthday party, and Georg von Trapp's refusal to accept a commission in the German Navy.
Georg von Trapp apparently never filed to become a citizen; Rupert and Werner were naturalized while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces during World War II; Rosemarie and Eleonore derived citizenship from their mother, Maria; and Johannes was born in the U.S. and was a citizen in his own right.
The von Trapps' story, while one of the better known, is merely one of thousands of immigrant experiences documented in the records of the National Archives and Records Administration.
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