The piece was first performed as an intermezzo between two acts of an opera.
We had a really good laugh at this little intermezzo.
Anne Frank -- The Diary of a Young Girl
It was an intermezzo, a vocal solo, a "prayer" from Gounod’s opera about Faust.
Thomas Mann -- The Magic Mountain
James Joyce -- Ulysses
When he had finished the Liszt Intermezzo and had begun a Prelude by Chopin, Mme. de Cambremer turned to Mme. de Franquetot with a tender smile, full of intimate reminiscence, as well as of satisfaction (that of a competent judge) with the performance.
Marcel Proust -- Swann’s Way
PART 1 Intermezzo in a Corridor APRIL 8–12 An estimated 600 women served during the American Civil War.
Stieg Larsson -- The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
[Illustration] [Illustration] XXII WALPURGIS-NIGHT’S DREAM OBERON AND TITANIA’s GOLDEN WEDDING INTERMEZZO MANAGER Sons of Mieding, rest to-day!