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Is The Sound of Music a true story?

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The sound of music is a classic film that was based on the true story of Maria von Trapp. It follows the lives of Maria von Trapp, whose dreams of becoming a nun are dashed when she becomes a governess to the von Trapp children.

The musical, and later the film, were both based on von Trapp’s 1949 book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. That novel told the narrative of Maria Augusta Kutschera, an orphan raised by a court-appointed guardian before entering a convent as a novitiate and being sent by the abbess to tutor one of Baron Georg von Trapp’s children.


The Von Trap Family
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Maria rapidly earned the children’s heart, and when the Baron proposed marriage, she was torn between her commitment to the church and the family.” In the end, the family won, and she married the Baron in November 1927, according to Kerr.

“In the mid-1930s, the family began singing German and liturgical music under the direction of Reverend Franz Wasner, who continued to direct them.” “The Trapp Family Choir” began their first European tour as professional singers in 1937.

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