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 5

41. J.P. Wagner, stone sculpture (1771/79)


42. Two box-shaped hurdy-gurdies


43. Hans Holbein the Younger. (1497-1543), Dance of Death


44. Petrus Tritonious, Apollo with the nine Muses (1507)


45. French depiction of the Dance of Death


46. Hurdy-gurdy player in Münster Cathedral (c. 1250)


47. Miniature in an English illuminated psalter (mid 13th cent.)


48. Miniature in an illuminated Roman d'Alexandre (c. 1340)


49. Painting in an Aragonese reliquary triptych (14th cent.)


50. School of Giotto, fresco in the Church of San Francesco al Prato in Pistoia; detail (1st half of 14th 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