Alex Gallafent is the New York-based correspondent for The World. His reporting has taken him to Swaziland, Turkey, Chile, and India, among other places.
Gustav Mahler. (Photo: Moritz Nähr/Wikipedia)
One week after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school, The World’s Alex Gallafent looks at the structures of grief and–in particular–Gustav Mahler’s song cycle, Kindertotenlieder.
Really beautiful, and haunting. Kindertotenlieder seems to really capture the mood for the past week. Such sadness.