In Honor of Italian-American Mothers Everywhere

May 13, 2018 1085

BY: Basil Russo

What is the most beautiful love song ever written? Was it a song of passion sung by a young man to profess his unending love to his sweetheart? Or maybe a song of joy from a young woman in response to a marriage proposal? If you ask me, it was neither.

Of the thousands of love-songs written throughout the years, perhaps the most beautiful, the most passionate, and the most tender is a song composed in Italy in 1940 by Cesare Andrea Bixio and with lyrics by Bixio Cherubini.This particular song was first recorded by Beniamino Gigli in Italy in 1941 and has since been sung by Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, Sergio Franchi, Connie Francis and Jerry Vale, among so many others. 

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