Neapolitan School

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Neapolitan School. Term applied, with little real justification, to 18th-cent. school of comp. said to have originated in Naples or been cultivated by composers who studied there. Among these were A. Scarlatti, Porpora, Pergolesi, Jommelli, Anfossi, Piccinni, Paisiello, and Cimarosa, most of whom were active outside Naples and Italy.