Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 24

231. Hurdy-gurdy player and dancing couple. Vignette on the first edition of Johann Strauss' waltz "Die Gemütlichen" (1848/49)


232. The "Société Diémer van Waefelghem" (Société des instruments de musique anciens) [Society of ancient musical instruments]


233. Savoyard youths with hurdy-gurdy and marmot. Porcelain circa 1760)

234. Two youths with hurdy-gurdy and marmot. Engraving by C.D. Melini (circa 1740 - circa 1795) after F. Drouais Fils


235. Jacques Aliament (1726-1788), L'éducation d'un jeune Savoyard [The education of a young Savoyard]


236. Swiss hurdy-gurdy player Réne Zosso


Querbalken noch größere Schwingungszonen mit Ausnahme

Larger oscillation zones from braces with exception


7. Hurdy-gurdy by Bernard Dimet


238. Partial view of hurdy-gurdy by Bernard Dimet


239. German hurdy-gurdy (reproduction) by Kurt Reichmann


240. Detail

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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