Intermezzi Music Recordings and Sheet Music

Broadly speaking, an intermezzo is a composition intended to fit between two musical or dramatic acts or movements. During the Renaissance the intermezzo was performed between acts of a play. This form evolved into the 18th century intermezzo, which consisted of short standalone operatic interludes inserted between acts of an opera seria. During the 1800's, the term intermezzo was used to designate an instrumental piece meant to serve as a connection between two larger movements or sections. Eventually, the designation of intermezzo started applying to standalone pieces (such as Brahms intermezzi, which are solo piano pieces with a considerable emotional range, not meant to connect anything).

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
2 Intermezzi Charles Hubert Hastings Parry String Trio Romantic
2 Intermezzi, Op.135 Stephen Heller Piano Romantic
2 Intermezzos, Op.7 Anatoly Lyadov Piano Romantic
2 Intermezzos, Op.8 Anatoly Lyadov Piano Romantic
3 Intermezzi, Op. 117 Johannes Brahms Piano Romantic
3 Intermezzi, Op.13 Charles Villiers Stanford Chamber group Romantic
3 Intermezzi, Op.99 Ignaz Brüll Orchestra Romantic
6 Intermezzi for Piano, Op.45 Max Reger Piano Romantic
6 Intermezzi, Op. 4 Robert Schumann Piano Romantic
6 Klavierstücke, Op.118 Johannes Brahms Piano Romantic
7 Intermezzi, Op.82 Robert Fuchs Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
14 Interludes in Different Keys, W 13 Sigfrid Karg-Elert Organ Romantic
20 Orgel-vor-, zwischen- und nachspiele, Op.109 Johann Diebold Organ Romantic
Al fresco Victor Herbert Piano Romantic
Athalie Franz Ignaz Beck Voice(s) and Orchestra Classical
Autumnal Interlude Ian Keith Harris Solo Instrument and Piano 20th Century
Bells across the Meadows Albert Ketèlbey Piano Romantic
Billet doux Justin Clérice Piano Romantic
Célèbre entr'acte symphonique Émile Pessard Orchestra Romantic
Dream in Exile Arnold Bax Piano Early 20th Century