Piero, Italian composer; b. place and date unknown; d. c. 1350. He was active at the courts of the Visconti family in Milan and the Scala family in Verona. His canonic madrigals and cacce are the earliest such works extant. See N. Pirrotta, ed., The Music of Fourteenth-century Italy, Corpus Mensurabilis Musicae, VIII/2 (1960) and W. Marrocco, Italian Secular Music, Polyphonic Music of the Fourteenth Century, VI (1967) and VIII (1972).
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