What the Universe Tells Me: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mahler's Third Symphony

What the Universe Tells Me: Unraveling the Mysteries of Mahler's Third Symphony

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Product Details

Release Date: 03/30/2004
UPC: 0089948426790
Original Release: 2003
Rating: NR
Source: Video Artists Int'l
Region Code: 0
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 2:45:00
Sales rank: 33,535

Special Features

11 "mini-documentaries" which expand on biographical, philosophical, and musical issues raised in the film; Second DVD presenting the entire concert performance of Mahler's Third Symphony, filmed in New York City's historic Riverside Church

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Introduction [2:43]
2. Pan Awakes: Summer Marches In [14:37]
3. What the Flowers in the Meadow Tell Me [5:35]
4. What the Animals in the Forest Tell Me [8:55]
5. What Humanity Tells Me [8:00]
6. What the Angels Tell Me [3:49]
7. What Love Tells Me [13:10]
1. Artist as Prophet [6:05]
2. The Premiere: Alma, Strauss and the Public [4:53]
3. Musical Innovations in the First Movement [6:17]
4. Schopenhauer: The World as Will and Idea [6:30]
5. Nietzsche: The Birth of Tragedy Out of the Spirit of Music [4:29]
6. Howard Gardner: Natural and Supernatural Intelligence [5:15]
7. Stan Brakhage: Composing in a Trance [3:46]
8. The Youth's Magic Horn [5:48]
9. The Midnight Song: Eternity in the Present [5:02]
10. The Endless Journey: Mahler's Questioning Spirit [4:36]
11. Science and Faith: A Mahlerian Contradiction? [1:46]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Kräftig. Entschieden. [1:21]
2. Tempo Di Menuetto. Sehr Mässig. [34:13]
3. Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast [10:40]
4. Sehr Langsam. Misterioso. [18:20]
5. Lustig Im Tempo Und Keck Im Ausdruck. [10:17]
6. Langsam. Ruhevoll. Empfunden. [4:12]

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This is the film I¿ve always wanted to see, but it seems that no one until now knew how to make it. WHAT THE UNIVERSE TELLS ME succeeds where other Mahler movies have failed (¿Bride of the Wind¿ and Ken Russell¿s ¿Mahler¿ come to mind) for two major reasons: 1-It respects Mahler¿s music. It does not try to popularize it by ¿dumbing down¿, but rather amazingly, it elevates the viewer to create an opening and receptiveness to Mahler¿s genius. The film does not presume the audience is familiar with Mahler, but it does presume the audience is smart and values ideas. 2-The film itself is an artistic masterpiece. It is visually stunning with a poetic script and dramatic shape that reaches almost as deeply into our souls as Mahler¿s music. And then there¿s the music! A thrilling performance conducted by Glen Cortese weaves in and out with commentary from the world¿s leading Mahler experts such as Henry-Louis de La Grange and Donald Mitchell. WHAT THE UNIVERSE TELLS ME is an unprecedented combination of compelling drama with fascinating information. Music and philosophy come alive. What an accomplishment! Bravo to director Jason Starr!