Elisabeth von Trapp joins us on Heart & Soul to discuss the meaning behind her music as well as her inspiration for writing, composing, and arranging several of her songs. We will come away with a clear understanding of why audiences of all ages are awed by the beauty of her voice and the astonishing sound of her music. We will appreciate Elisabeth the person as well as Elisabeth the performer, and we’ll understand why no one leaves an Elisabeth von Trapp performance unchanged.
About Elisabeth von Trapp
Elisabeth von Trapp built upon her famed family’s passion for music to create her own artistic style—ethereal yet earthy, delicate yet powerful. Singing professionally since childhood, she has enthralled audiences throughout the United States, Austria, and Russia performing as wondrously in European cathedrals as in Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center.
Elisabeth’s cathedral program includes sacred and secular music extending from Gregorian chants and songs of 12th century mystics to early American hymns, spirituals, and Psalms set to her own compositions.
Her concert repertoire ranges from Bach to Broadway — from Schubert to Sting. Elisabeth’s five self-produced albums have been featured on National Public Radio, BBC-Radio, Japanese National Radio, and CNN Spanish Radio; she has appeared on CBS’ Eye on People, ABC’s Good Morning America, and BBC-TV. Critics have called her voice “hauntingly clear,” “joyfully expressive,” and “simply beautiful.”
Find out more about Elisabeth and her music at www.elisabethvontrapp.com.
Elisabeth’s Quotes for the Day
“Gesang is Dasein…… To Sing is to be…” ~Reiner Maria Rilke
“Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous…. for they may act on their dream…. and make it possible.” ~T.E. Lawrence from Seven Pillars of Wisdom
Please click the Audio Arrow below to listen to the interview with Elisabeth von Trapp.