March 27, 2016
Brent Hallenbeck, Burlington Free Press
Elisabeth von Trapp had no plans to lead her new album with “The Sound of Music,” the title song from the 1965 movie musical that told her family’s story.
In recording the material for “Something Good: Songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein,” von Trapp listened as Vermont musician Christopher Peterman led “The Sound of Music” not with the sweeping orchestral music fans of that movie are used to, but with a wistful saxophone that tapped into something deeper. That was just what she was looking for. Suddenly, “The Sound of Music” rose to the top.