Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

This part of the website is an English translation of the definitive hurdy-gurdy reference book Die Drehleier (The Hurdy-gurdy), written by Marianne Bröcker. For general information about this translation please see the Index Page.

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Illustrations, page 14

131. Romanian hurdy-gurdy

132. Russian hurdy-gurdy player


133. Russian hurdy-gurdy player

134. Kupferstich von de Bry (16th / 17th cent.)


135. French representation of a hurdy-gurdy player


136. Representation of a boy with a hurdy-gurdy in the monument to Saint Sebaldus by P. Vischer (early 16th cent.), Nürnberg


Drawing of the monument to Saint Sebaldus representating the hurdy-gurdy


137. Stefano di Giovanni, called Sassetta, Ascension of Mary, angel concert (2nd half of 15th cent.)


138. Jan de Beer, Hirten. Ausschnitt aus der [detail from the] "Geburt Christi" (16th cent.)


139. Jost Amman, Kunstbuchlein (u-umlaut) (1599)


140. "Les noces de Michaud Crouppière", Holzschnitt (um 1570)

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© Original text in German copyright 1977, Verlag für systematische Musikwissenschaft GmbH
© Translation copyright 2005, Olympic Musical Instruments and the Bröcker Tranlation Group