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The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Part Two: Chapter VII, Learning New Ways Summary & Analysis

Maria von Trapp
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Part Two: Chapter VII, Learning New Ways Summary and Analysis

Although she will not express it out loud, Maria knows their stay is permanent. They reconvene at the Hotel Wellington. The first concert is at Town Hall. Maria accounts for the many empty seats because folks are out enjoying an autumn day. The manager is unhappy. They begin to notice "the color of the upholstery" in most of the places they play. To recoup his investment, Wagner has booked the Trapps in overly large venues without much publicity. How can a crowd be expected if no one announces they are coming? There are no posters, interviews, or photographs on windows. The Trapp Family Choir arrives and leaves with little attention.

The Trapp singers rehearse conscientiously. "Misa Brava" by Palestrina is a master piece they know they well. The few...

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