Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 22

211. Two designs by Leonardo da Vinci for the construction of the endless bow of the "Viola organista"

212. The "Nuremberg Geigenwerk" by Hans Haiden (1575), depicted by M. Praetorius (1619)


213. The "Geigenwerk" of Fray Raymundo Truchado (1625)


214. Jakob Cornelisz of Amsterdam (approx. 1470 - approx 1533), Madonna with angels playing music


215. Jakob Cornelisz of Amsterdam, Adoration of the Child


216. Jakob Cornelisz of Amsterdam, Saul and the Witch of Endor


217. M. Lambert, title page of "Les Airs" (1660)


218. Jacobus de Kerle, Quator Missae (1583) title page, detail


219. J.E. Nilson (1721-1788), The Shepherd's Music (Die Hirtenmusik); detail


220. Figure of a shepherd. Porcelain (before 1770)

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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