" Summertime " is an aria composed in by George Gershwin for the opera Porgy and Bess. The lyrics are by DuBose Heyward, the author of the novel Porgy on which the opera was based, although the song is also co-credited to Ira Gershwin by ASCAP. George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Percy Blake, Heinz Hötter: George Gershwin, Kurt Weill, Percy Blake, Heinz Hötter - Porgy And Bess. The Three Penny Opera. (LP) VOX (6) STVX US: Sell This Version. Gershwin - Porgy and Bess: Summertime. Refine your search for a recording of Porgy and Bess: Summertime by George Gershwin. Browse of 93 Available Recordings. Slovak State Opera Chorus, Philharmonia Orchestra Cellos ArkivCD $ Special Order. BUY.
The history of George Gershwin’s Summertime With at least 25, versions, Porgy and Bess ’s opening aria, ‘Summertime’, is the most covered song in the world. Written in , ‘Summertime’ was one of the first compositions George Gershwin worked on for his brand-new opera Porgy and Bess. Jan 08, · George Gershwin’s Summertime Summertime, composed by the American pianist and composer, George Gershwin, is perhaps the most recognised and celebrated song he ever composed. Gershwin wrote the song as part of his groundbreaking Opera titled Porgy and Bess. “Summertime” is the famous aria which opens George Gershwin’s opera, Porgy and Bess. It’s initially sung by Clara as a lullaby to her baby, though it’s later reprised by Bess. Apr 30, · Apr 30, The soprano aria, Summertime, composed by George Gershwin as part of his folk opera, Porgy and Bess, is one of the most popular jazz standards of all time. As an operatic aria, it has been sung by leading sopranos such as Leontyne Price and Audra McDonald. George Gershwin Summertime from Porgy and Bess Background information and Performance Circumstances • This song was written by the American composer, George Gershwin, in • Gershwin () is known for musicals, songs, film scores and classical works. His early career mixed formal musical training with work as a Tin-Pan Alley song. Gershwin had completed setting DuBose Heyward's poem to music by February , and spent the next 20 months complete and orchestrating the score of the opera. The song was for the first time recorded by Abbie Mitchell on 19 July , with George Gershwin playing the piano and conducting the orchestra (on: George Gershwin Conducts Excerpts.
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