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Tuesday, March 01, 2011

To say that composer and musician Peter Kiesewalter is a fan of the film version of “The Sound of Music” might be the understatement of the year. The "Edelweiss" enthusiast joins us to talk about hoarding film posters, copies of the soundtrack, sheet music and even an eight-track tape. And, he brings in his Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata to play songs from the new album, "The Hills Are Alive," a reinterpretation of songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.


Peter Kiesewalter

Comments [44]

a g from n j

speaking for myself and probably others,these are not negative comments connie,just tongue in cheek good old whimsical fun.

Mar. 01 2011 11:28 PM
Connie Smith from Westchester

Wow! Have never seen so many negative comments! The SOM stuff is NOT an asset to these musicians. Today is so long thereafter...they would be wise to follow a different muse, They are obviously very gifted. They would do well to go in a different direction. I am old enough to have seen SOM on Broadway. It was long ago...

Mar. 01 2011 11:11 PM
Rachel lord from New York

or, "Goatherds"

Mar. 01 2011 10:54 PM
R.Lord from NYC

you are fools for ignoring "Lisel-Heads".

Mar. 01 2011 10:51 PM

See Vienna Boys Choir's *Edileweiss*

Mar. 01 2011 10:46 PM
Tammy from Skillman nj

Trapp tragics!

Mar. 01 2011 10:43 PM
Tom from LoHo from Manhattan

von Trapper Rappers

Mar. 01 2011 10:42 PM
Rachel Lord from East Harlem


Mar. 01 2011 10:36 PM
Jackie from Bronx

Happy von Trappies?

Mar. 01 2011 09:31 PM
Caroline from NJ

Sound of muzaniacs

Mar. 01 2011 05:45 PM
Chris from Bay Shore, NY

You had mentioned wanting to come up with a name for those addicted to the "Sound of Music".
My 14 y/o daughter came up with 'Sound Hounds"
and we jointly came up with 'Von Trappers'.

Mar. 01 2011 04:16 PM
a g from n j..........

the thrills are a'jive with the sound of muzak..........

Mar. 01 2011 03:04 PM
keith from inwood

How about calling The Sound of Music itself "Alpenporn"

Mar. 01 2011 02:57 PM
Simon from Manhattan


Mar. 01 2011 02:56 PM
Leah from Brooklyn

Or Lonely Goatheads.

Mar. 01 2011 02:54 PM
Pat from HP, NJ

@ Leah from Bklyn; LOL

Mar. 01 2011 02:52 PM

Von Trappists

Mar. 01 2011 02:50 PM

When I was six, I was ushered into a dark room. Suddenly a curtain flew out, a temple-front appeared, looming in the darkness. Muffled stage-business.A woman turned around with the most incredible violet eyes and sang to me, straight at me, with a basket of orange flowers under one arm, and red under the other other.

My first experience with Julie Andrews - I was 6. It was My Fair Lady.

Still recovering.

Mar. 01 2011 02:50 PM
nnnurse from central nj


Mar. 01 2011 02:49 PM
jono from Washington Height


Mar. 01 2011 02:49 PM
Peter from Brooklyn

Habit Heads

Mar. 01 2011 02:49 PM
michael from greenpoint

@ed, that's mary poppins.

Mar. 01 2011 02:48 PM
Sadie from Manhattan

I wish I had thought of DoReMeniacs.

For inspiration, I note that fans of the character Kurt Hummel, whose name was inspired by the Sound of Music, are called "Kurtsies".

Mar. 01 2011 02:48 PM
jono from Washington Height


Mar. 01 2011 02:48 PM
Ed from NYC


Mar. 01 2011 02:47 PM

I can't answer about the SoM fans, but I can give you two choices for $100.00 per year paid monthly:

Either $8.33 eight times and $8.34 four times or $8.33 for eleven months and $8.37 once.

Better to pledge $120.00.

Mar. 01 2011 02:46 PM
Ed from NYC


Mar. 01 2011 02:46 PM
Shobana from NYC


Mar. 01 2011 02:45 PM
Bill from Brooklyn

Call them "Favorite Thingers"

Mar. 01 2011 02:45 PM
Nick from UWS

I think they should be called SOMniacs.

Mar. 01 2011 02:45 PM
Tobor The Eighth Man from Northwest New Jersey

The Edelweiss Squad

Mar. 01 2011 02:44 PM

I call myself a Von Trappist, personally. I've song along every time they play it on network tv, usually on Easter!

Mar. 01 2011 02:43 PM
Bob Altman from Stamford CT


Mar. 01 2011 02:43 PM
Lauren from Brooklyn


Mar. 01 2011 02:42 PM
Bill from UWS


Mar. 01 2011 02:41 PM
sandra from brooklyn

von trappists?

Mar. 01 2011 02:40 PM
Rob Rencarge from Morristown, NJ

Rogers and Hammerheads

Mar. 01 2011 02:40 PM
michael from greenpoint


Mar. 01 2011 02:39 PM
Leah from Brooklyn

They're called nuns.

Mar. 01 2011 02:39 PM
Alexander from Harlem

On the album the love below, check out their cover of my favorite things. Also on Rebirth of Cool compilation (1994), listen to Ronny jordan version of my favorite things

Mar. 01 2011 02:38 PM
jen from brooklyn

Please don't let them play again.

Mar. 01 2011 02:37 PM
jen from brooklyn

you just tortured my ears and my mind. I'm sorry, but the worst musical assault I've been victim to in a looonnnnng time.

Mar. 01 2011 02:36 PM
DarkSymbolist from NYC!

wow...sorry had to tune away, turn on my player and listen to some good music....yikes!

Mar. 01 2011 02:35 PM

Listeners: What should we call superfans of "The Sound of Music"? Do-Re-Mi-heads? RogersandHammersteinheads?

Mar. 01 2011 02:32 PM

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