Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 18

171. Drawing of a sculpture in St. John's Church, Cirencester, Gloucestershire (16th cent.)


172. J.F. Unger (1755-1804), Hurdy-gurdy player

173. Folk musicians from Galicia. Vignette from a choir book (1808)


174. J.J.C de Mondonville, title page of "Pièces de Clavecin" (around 1748)


175. Chinese clothed hurdy-gurdy (after A. Watteau)


176. Hurdy-gurdy from the 18th century


177. French hurdy-gurdy from the 17th century


178. Drawing of a French hurdy-gurdy from the 16th century


179. French hurdy-gurdy (16th cent.)


180. Cavalier with hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.)

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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