Facts you didn't know about the famous aria "Summertime"
"Summertime" is a worldwide known aria composed for the opera "Porgy and Bess". We love this song and prepared some interesting facts for you!
The aria was composed by George Gershwin in 1935. It is believed that he took the Ukraine lullaby "Ой ходить сон коло вікон" as a basis. "Summertime" is performed in "Porgy and Bess" four times.
According to some statistics, the quantity of "Summertime" covers is 60 thousands approximately. It's more that Beatles' "Yesterday" has.The aria became popular after it was performed by such Jazz musicians as Charles Parker, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis and Oscar Peterson.
The aria was translated into many languages including Esperanto (a constructed international auxiliary language).
"Summertime" was the last song Janis Joplin performed. She finished the last concert in her life with this song.
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