Tune of the Day: Caro mio ben
Unlike many classical Italian songs, “Caro mio ben” does not come from an opera, but, rather, was composed as a stand-alone concert piece. Until recently, the popular arietta was ascribed to Naples-born composer Giuseppe Giordani (1751–1798). However, scholars now consider his older brother Tommaso Giordani, or his father Giuseppe Giordani senior, more likely to be the aria's composer.
My dear beloved,
Believe me at least this much,
Without you, languishes my heart.
Your faithful one always sighs;
Cease, cruel one, so much punishment.
Thanks to Jon for suggesting this piece!