Piero Piccioni was a pianist, organist, conductor and composer, he was also the prolific author of more than 300 film soundtracks.
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.
Appassionata is a 1974 Italian erotic drama film and here is the soundtrack.