Antico, Andrea, Italian music publisher and composer; b. Montona, c. 1480; d. probably in Venice, after 1539. He was active as an engraver and publisher in Rome (1510–18), where he was the first to print music in that city. He went to Venice, where he pursued his career in 1520–21. From 1533 to 1539 he was active again in Venice, where he was associated with the Scotto firm. In his editions, Antico engraved blocks that printed music and text together. Among them were sacred works, madrigals, and frottolas, as well as the first printed vol. of Italian keyboard music. He also wrote several frottolas of his own.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire