Puccini - Intermezzo from the opera Manon Lescaut for Euphonium and Piano
Puccini wrote his beautiful opera Manon Lescaut between 1889 and 1892 and it was first performed in 1893 in Turin, Italy. The Intermezzo is a 4-minute interlude that ties the second and third acts together. It is very expressive, lyrical and portends the tragedy yet to unfold in the finale of Act IV.
This wonderful arrangement by Ralph Sauer is appropriate for advanced performers and is about 4 minutes in length.