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Day: June 24, 2016
What song makes you so sad that you actually tear up?
Gustav Mahler: Der Tambourg’sell. It’s an wrenching, heart-on-sleeve story of a soldier about to be executed. And the stanza that resounds with me most is not the final (“Farewell, marble rocks; farewell, mountains and hills”); it’s not even the second (“Oh, gallows, you tall house, you look so frightening”). It’s the third: Wenn Soldaten vorbeimarschier’n,bei […]