At the same time, there is no doubt that the distracting intermezzi did serious harm to the drama.
There were no intermezzi at the representation of this lyric drama.
Yet, what a master miniaturist he is in his little piano pieces, his intermezzi.
This confusion of Poliziano's "Orfeo" with spoken drama interspersed with intermezzi is unfortunate.
Toward the end of the fourteenth century the custom of introducing these pieces of music grew until they were known as intermezzi.
With the orchestral works should go two intermezzi for "The Masque of Pandora," finished later than the overture.
The popularity of these intermezzi throws a curious light upon the character of Italian audiences at that time.