Dr Neil Stanley Independent Sleep Expert
BACK Why does Ekirch believe the name Intermezzo is appropriate? the O.E.D. gives it as 1 a) A short dramatic, musical, or other performance, of a light and pleasing character, introduced between the acts of a drama or opera (or, subsequently, in the latter half of the 18th cent., performed independently, and merging in the Opera Buffa).  (b) A short movement serving as a connecting link between the main divisions of a large musical work, instrumental or vocal; sometimes used for an independent piece of similar character. 2. transf. An interval; an ‘episode’.
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