Rodgers and Hammerstein :
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The song "Edelweiss" is a show tune from the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music. The name is derived from the white flower by the same name, which is found high in the Alps mountain range.
In the play the song is sung by Captain Georg Ludwig von Trapp and his family during the concert near the end of Act II, the song is presented as a show of defiance and display of Austrian patriotism, this in the face of Nazi pressure for the Captain to serve in the German Navy.
In the 1965 film adaptation the Captain also sings the song earlier in the film when he rediscovers music and a love for his children. The role was originally played by Theodore Bikel in the Broadway production.
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