Summertime by G. Gershwin, performed here by Dolce Mandolin Quartet is a brilliant piece of music and so popular that needs no introduction really. According to wikipedia “Summertime” is an aria composed in 1934 by George Gershwin for the 1935 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. The song is recognized as among the most covered songs in the history of recorded music, with more than 33,000 covers by groups and solo performers.

But this arrangement by Vladimir Reider is brilliant too. Vladimir is a violinist and conductor musician born in Tashkent Uzbekistan that studied in Novosibirsk Russia and lives now in Israel. Minimalism is there, but with its incorporated elements of jazz this arrangement is great for a mandolin ensemble with the excellent technical capabilities and musicality of the Dolce Mandolin Quartet.

Enjoy the video!