amore e musica

The Sound of Music (1959) is a  Broadway musical – based on the book The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by Maria von Trappwith songs written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. It is the story of an  Austrian widower, ex- naval officer – Captain Von Trapp –  who takes on (assume) a new governess (governante), Maria – a nun (suora) too free spirited (libera di spirito) for any convent –  to look after his over-disciplined (disciplinatissimi) seven children. Maria makes the children happy and joyful (gioiosi) with music and trips (giri) in the country and they come to love her (le si affezionano) very dearly. Also the  Captain grows closer (si avvicina) to his children, and starts understanding the value and beauty of the freedoms (libertà) Maria is teaching them. He begins loving her too and the  affection is reciprocated (reciproco), but Maria is a nun and runs back to the convent and the Captain – consciuous Maria cannot marry him – engages with his former (prima) fiancé, a beautiful Baroness. But at the convent the reverend mother (madre superiora) suggests Mary  to face (affrontare) the situation and go back to the Captain. On her return, the captain explains the baroness he loves Maria and the engagement is called off (si rompe). The Captain and Maria marry, but unfortunately Germany is marching into Austria – it is 1938 –  and the captain is called (è chiamato) to serve the Third Reich in its navy (marina). He does not want to obey (obbedire) the Third Reich, and escapes with Maria to  Switzerland on foot. The film adaptation of the musical was made in 1965  by Robert Wise and won 6 Academy Awards.