Piero Piccioni

(1921-2004)
Maestro Piccioni made his radio debut at 17 with his 013 Big Band in 1938, but only returned on air after the liberation of Italy in 1944. His 013 was the first Italian jazz band to be broadcast in Italy after the fall of fascism.

He was deeply influenced in his use of jazz by 20th century classical composers and American cinematography. Amongst his favourites were Frank Capra, Alfred Hitchcock, Billy Wilder, John Ford and Alex North. He began writing songs of his own and was soon able to get some of his works published by Carisch editions.

Piero Piccioni came into contact with the movie world in Rome during the fifties, when he was a practicing lawyer securing movie rights for Italian distributors such as Titanus and De Laurentiis. During that time, Michelangelo Antonioni had called Piero to score a documentary film directed by Luigi Polidoro, one of his apprentices.

Piccioni’s first score for a feature film was Gianni Franciolini’s Il mondo le condanna (1952). He consequently changed his lawyer's "toga" for a conductor's baton. He developed close-knit working relationships with directors Francesco Rosi and Alberto Sordi, and established strong personal and professional bonds with them.

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FINCHE' C'E' GUERRA C'E' SPERANZA (CD)

FINCHE' C'E' GUERRA C'E' SPERANZA (CD)

music by Piero Piccioni

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LE EVASIONI CELEBRI (CD)

LE EVASIONI CELEBRI (CD)

music by Piero Piccioni

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Quel Caldo Maledetto Giorno di Fuoco (CD)

Quel Caldo Maledetto Giorno di Fuoco (CD)

Music composed by Piero Piccioni

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TOTO' DIABOLICUS (CD)

TOTO' DIABOLICUS (CD)

Music by Piccioni - De Masi & Gianni Ferrio

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€ 23.95