WHAT THE UNIVERSE TELLS ME: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mahler's Third Symphony
Narrated by Oscar Nominee and Emmy Award winning actress Stockard Channing
Produced and directed by Jason Starr
Film-maker Jason Starr has produced a passionate and mesmerizing documentary on a seminal Mahler masterwork. The composer’s Third Symphony is examined with the assistance of professionals from the worlds of music and of ideas. Interspersed with the commentary is a thrilling performance of the symphony with an orchestra culled from players from the Manhattan School of Music. The work is offered complete on a second disc. In English, with optional subtitles in: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean.
Color, Stereo, 57 minutes (documentary feature)/108 minutes (performance), 4:3, All regions
DVD 1: The complete one-hour documentary "What The Universe Tells Me: Unraveling The Mysteries of Mahler's Third Symphony", narrated by Channing, with nearly an additional hour of mini-documentaries that expand on the philosophical, biographical and musical issues explored in the film. Includes appearances by Thomas Hampson and Mignon Dunn. The documentary feature offers optional sub-titles in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese.
DVD 2: Mahler: Symphony No. 3 in D minor (complete)
Concert performance filmed in New York City's historic Riverside Church
Mignon Dunn, mezzo-soprano
The Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra and Chorus
Glen Cortese, conductor