March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title.
For the nuns in The Sound of Music, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II wrote a cheerful meditation on what do do about one of their troublesome novices, “How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?” The song appears at a time when the Mother Superior, at a loose end, is considering sending Maria away from the convent for a while to be a governess to a local naval Captain’s seven children. It is the qualities listed by the other nuns in this song that help her make her decision, a confirmation of the Mother Superior’s instincts that Maria is the perfect choice for the job. What fun!
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