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Florian Leopold Gassmann

Florian Leopold Gassmann

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It doesn't count against you if you've never heard of the composer Florian Leopold Gassmann or his opera One Fool Makes a Hundred, but Gassmann was pretty important in his own day. The overture to that Gassmann opera turned up on a concert by the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra not long ago. Sylvia Alimena is the conductor in a concert performance in Alexandria, Virginia.