The Musical Definition
The musical definition of intermezzo is a short instrumental music that is composed especially for operas or stage performances in which it is needed for those empty slots between scenes and acts in a drama. Find out more on http://inter-mezzo.org/. On the other hand the intermezzo may also be an instrument that is independently for certain performances. But mostly it is used to add an extension between two separate compositions. Richard Strauss is the first person who added the intermezzo in between two of his acts for an opera play. It was first introduced by him on the 4th of November in 1924. The first time it was introduced in the United States of America was in the year 1984 on the stage of Santa Fe Opera. Strauss introduced the intermezzo in a play that depicted certain scenes from his own life with characters that portrayed both him and his wife Pauline. For those people who wish to get more information on intermezzo, http://www.inter-mezzo.org/ this website will be useful. The Charity Music Inc has organized a project to spread awareness among students by the name The Intermezzo Project and for further information you can check out their intermezzo project homepage.
In the following video a performance of the Strauss Four Interludes from Intermezzo is displayed as an example:
The Intermezzo File System
There is another meaning of the term intermezzo which was first introduced as the name of a distributed file system that was written specially for Linux and was called InterMezzo. It was distributed by GPL but now it is obsolete. The InterMezzo system was comprised of a server which held a master copy for the Linux file system along with a few clients which held the cache of its file system. The intermezzo file system home is sometimes in short called intermezzo fs.