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Gershwin’s Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World (BBC HD Documentary)


An intriguing investigation into the extraordinary life of Gershwin’s classic composition, Summertime. One of the most covered songs in the world, it has been recorded in almost every style of music – from jazz to opera, rock to reggae, soul to samba. Its musical adaptability is breathtaking, but Summertime also resonates on a deep emotional level too. This visually and sonically engaging film explores the composition’s magical properties, examining how this song has, with stealth, captured the imagination of the world.