How would Maria from the Sound of Music have sung “The Hills Are Alive” if she was sitting in front of a radio instead of a guitar?

That’s the question Peter Kiesewalter, the leader, producer, and keyboard player for Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata asked himself when he brought the soundtrack from The Sound of Music to life for a new generation on their album The Hills Are Alive. Climb E’vry Mountain becomes a hip-hop song and “You are Sixteen Going on Seventeen” gets a modern twist.

Read more and listen to a sample here. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

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