Piccioni, Piero

(1921-2004)
   Jazz musician, orchestra director, film composer. Piccioni was launched on a musical career in his teens when he was hired as a solo pianist to play live on a weekly program on national Italian radio. Profoundly influenced by the music of Duke Ellington, he soon formed his own jazz orchestra which, as the "013" Big Band, was the first orchestra to play live on Italian radio after the announcement of the fall of Fascism. At the end of the 1940s he lived for a period in the United States, where he met and played with jazz musicians such as Charlie Parker and Max Roach. Back in Italy he worked briefly as a lawyer before beginning to compose music for films in the early 1950s, originally under the stage name of Piero Morgan. His first feature film score was for Gianni Franciolini's Il mondo le condanna (The World Condemns Them, 1952), which was soon followed by music for Alberto Lattuada's La spiaggia (The Beach, 1953). After scoring, among others, Dino Risi's two popular teen comedies, Poveri ma belli (Poor, but Handsome, 1956) and Belle ma povere (Pretty but Poor, 1957), he began to use his own name while working on Francesco Rosi's Imagliari (The Magliari, 1959). He subsequently scored all of Rosi's films, winning the Nastro d'argento for the stark and unnerving sound design of Rosi's Salvatore Giuliano (1962).
   For the next 25 years, Piccioni worked extensively in both commercial and auteur cinema, moving easily between sword-and-sandal epics such as Il figlio di Spartaco (The Son of Spartacus, 1963) and auteur films such as Luchino Visconti's Lo straniero (The Stranger, 1967). He formed an especially close professional relationship with Alberto Sordi and scored practically all the films that Sordi appeared in or directed, from the early Fumo di Londra (Smoke Over London, 1966) to Sordi's final film, Incontri proibiti (Forbidden Encounters, 1998). In the 1970s, beginning with Mimi metallurgico ferito nell'onore (The Seduction of Mimi, 1972), he also frequently worked with Lina Wertmuller and received the David di Donatello for his score of Wertmiiller's Travolti da un insolito destino nell'azzurro mare d'agosto (SweptAway, 1975). Having composed music for over 150 films, in 1996 he was awarded the Flaiano International Prize for his career.
   Historical Dictionary of Italian Cinema by Alberto Mira

Guide to cinema. . 2011.

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  • Piccioni, Piero — (1921 2004)    Jazz musician, orchestra director, film composer. Piccioni was launched on a musical career in his teens when he was hired as a solo pianist to play live on a weekly program on national Italian radio. Profoundly influenced by the… …   Historical dictionary of Italian cinema

  • Piero Morgan — Piero Piccioni (eigtl.Gian Piero Piccioni; * 6. Dezember 1921 in Turin; † 23. Juli 2004 in Rom) war ein italienischer Filmkomponist und Anwalt. Piccioni, der Autodidakt war, begann seine musikalische Karriere 1938 als Pianist und spielte in einem …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Piero Piccioni — (December 6 1921 July 23 2004), was an Italian pianist, organist, conductor, composer, and prolific author of more than 200 film soundtracks.BiographyPiero Piccioni was born in Turin, Piedmont. His mother’s maiden name was Marengo, hence his… …   Wikipedia

  • Piero Piccioni — (eigtl.Gian Piero Piccioni; * 6. Dezember 1921 in Turin; † 23. Juli 2004 in Rom) war ein italienischer Filmkomponist und Anwalt. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Auszeichnungen 3 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Piero Piccioni — (né à Turin le 6 décembre 1921, mort à Rome le 23 juillet 2004) est un compositeur italien de musiques de films. Biographie Amoureux de jazz dès l enfance et autodidacte du piano, Piero Piccioni fut membre du Big Band… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Piero Piccioni — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Piero Piccioni fue un prolífico músico y compositor italiano de jazz en los años 60 y 70. Nació el 6 de diciembre de 1921 en Turín (Piedmont, Italia) y murió en Roma el 23 de julio de 2004. También conocido como… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Piccioni — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Attilio Piccioni (1892−1976), italienischer Politiker Giuseppe Piccioni (* 1953) italienischer Filmregisseur und Drehbuchautor Oreste Piccioni (1915−2002), italienischer Physiker Piero Piccioni (1921–2004) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Attilio Piccioni — (* 14. Juli 1892 in Poggio Bustone; † 10. März 1976 ebenda) war ein italienischer Politiker. Piccioni war Mitbegründer und Mitglied der Democrazia Cristiana und war 1954 und von 1962 bis 1963 unter Ministerpräsident De Gasperi Außenminister… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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