Memories Before and After the Sound of Music: An Autobiography

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Harper Collins, Sep 14, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 256 pages

Agathe von Trapp, the oldest daughter in the Trapp Family Singers, offers readers the real story behind an American classic in her poignant and fascinating autobiography Memories Before and After The Sound of Music. The courageous family and events immortalized in the beloved Broadway musical and hit Hollywood film come vibrantly alive in these pages, and Agathe’s post-Sound of Music life is equally compelling.


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Agathe von Trapp tells the TRUE story of the von Trapp Family Singers. Not like the movie, but still a fascinating portrait of a point in time. Read full review

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Agathe von Trapp is the eldest daughter of Baron Georg von Trapp whose family achieved fame firstly as a celebrated singing group and subsequently as the subject of play and film `The Sound Of Music ... Read full review


The Captain Our Father
Mama Our Sunshine 15
Life with Gromi 25
Two Special Occasions 41
The Postwar Era 47
Years of Change 59
Our New Home Near Salzburg 71
Adventures with Papa 101
We Love to Sing 119
The Invasion 129
We Come to America 141
Our Green Mountain Home 173
A New Beginning 189
Oh The Sound of Music 197
Where Are the Children Now? 203

A New Mother and Two Baby Sisters 83
Spreading My Wings 93
Notes 209

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About the author (2010)

Agathe von Trapp was born in Austria in 1913. A member of the original Trapp Family Singers, Agathe traveled with the group on their worldwide concert tours in thirty countries. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

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