„The Sound of Music” is a 1965 movie. It won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1965 and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced. It is based on the memoir of Maria von Trapp, The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Many songs from the musical have become standards, including the title song („The Sound of Music”), „Edelweiss”, „My Favorite Things”, „Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and „Do-Re-Mi”. Details of the history of the von Trapp family were altered for the musical. Georg Ritter von Trapp lived with his family in a villa in Aigen, a suburb of Salzburg.
The real Maria von Trapp was sent to be a tutor to one of the children, not a governess to all of them. The Captain’s oldest child was a boy, not a girl, and the names of the children were changed (at least partly to avoid confusion: the Captain’s second eldest daughter, the third of the seven, was also called Maria). The von Trapps spent some years in Austria after Maria and the Captain married – they did not have to flee right away – and they fled to Italy, not Switzerland. Maria von Trapp is said to have been unhappy with the movie’s portrayal of her husband as having been cold and stern prior to her arrival, which she and their children strongly dispute. Still remember the 7 children of the Trapp family?
They were having a reunion after 40 years and all were looking amazing … Refresh your memories: The 7 Children In „The Sound of Music” after 40 Years.