Piero Piccioni

Genres: Action & Adventure Comedy Drama Foreign Films Pop / Rock Soundtracks Westerns
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

6 December 1921, Turin, Italy, d. 23 July 2004, Rome, Italy. Also known as Peter Piccioni and Piero Morgan. Piccioni studied law in Florence but was more interested in music. He first played piano professionally in the late 30s and over the next few years played in a jazz band. In the post-war years, using the name Piero Morgan, he led an orchestra on radio from Rome. Soon, he entered the re-born Italian film industry where he displayed his gifts as a composer. His first film was Sampan Boy (1950) and he then worked on Il Mondo Le Condanna, La Spiaggia, La Donna Che Venne Dal Mare, and others. As his talent blossomed and was recognized, he was quickly in demand as a composer of film scores and by the early 50s was working on important films not only with Italy’s leading directors but also with filmmakers from other counties: Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Luchino Visconti, Francesco Rosi, Lina Wertmuller, Mauro Bolognini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Elio Petri,...

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