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Kurt Weill


Subtitlefor solo piano
Year(s) composed1917
Composer note

The Intermezzo of 1917 occupies a special position in Kurt Weill’s oeuvre, for it is the only piece he wrote for piano solo. This is all the more surprising in view of the fact that the composer himself studied as a pianist. Influences from Wagner, Brahms and the Romantic tradition of piano music are mingled in astonishing fashion with melodies and modulation techniques that are typical of Weill’s early works.

This Intermezzo is a real find for Weill fans, as the four-minute piece was only given its first performance in 1999 and is published here for the first time.

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