An interlude; an intermede. See Intermede.
In opera, a short instrumental passage that connects the larger sections of a composition or provides a dramatic transition between moods. Intermezzos can be separate, self-contained works of music. NEA CD: "Intermezzo" from Mascagni's Cavalleria rusticana (Rustic Chivalry), Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Rahbari, conductor
An Italian forerunner of opera that was performed between the acts of long tragedies to serve as a diversion. Popular at the end of the Renaissance period, they included madrigal-style singing, a loose story line, and spectacular scenery. They were performed by choruses, soloists, and large instrumental ensembles. ( Lesson 8, Page 1) HEAR IT
A piece of music or performance between acts of the play. Plural is intermedi.
(in-ter-MET-zoh) Originally, the intermezzo was a short, comic entertainment inserted between the acts of a serious opera, which often included grotesque elements. The term is also used in the sense of an interlude, a short piece of music, or even a short scene interpolated in the course of an opera. An orchestral intermezzo may be a miniature tone poem, perhaps denoting the passing of time (as between scenes 8 and 9 of Mascagniâ€™s Cavalleria rusticana) or describing events between scenes (as between Acts II and III of Pucciniâ€™s Manon Lescaut.)
a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony
a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera
a brief show (music or dance etc) performed between the sections of another performance
an interlude between two major musical pieces
A 19th century term used to describe compositions or movements that were written in between works. This can also be called an interlude.
'in the middle', either a short concert piece to be performed between two major works or an instrumental piece in an opera
Short, lyric piece or movement, often for piano. Also a comic interlude performed between acts of an eighteenth century opera seria.
A light piece to be played between acts of a play or opera (or, a piece of this character).
A short musical entertainment between acts.
in the 18th century, a comic work performed between the acts of an opera seria and the forerunner of opera buffa, which emerged as an important subgenre of opera in early 18th century Naples. The most popular example is Pergolesiâ€™s La Serva padrona (1733).
In 18th century, a comic work performed between the acts of a serious opera. In the 19th and 20th centuries, a middle movement in a larger work, or a short lyrical piece written for piano.
In music, an intermezzo (pl. intermezzi), in the most general sense, is a composition which fits between other musical or dramatic entities, such as acts of a play or movements of a larger musical work. In music history the term has had several different usages, which fit into two general categories: the opera intermezzo and the instrumental intermezzo.