Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 6

51. Musician with a hurdy-gurdy (15th cent.)


52. Angel with hurdy-gurdy


53. Angel bracket in the choir loft of Aachen Cathedral (1430)


54. Sebastian Virdung, Musica getutscht; title page (1511)


55. Sebastian Virdung, "Lyra" (1511)


56. Martin Agricola, "Leyer" (1528)


57. Medieval hurdy-gurdy

58. Johann Amos Comenius, Instrumenta Musica. Klangspiele (1657)


59. Phillippe de Mazerolles (d. 1479), miniature from a page frame


60. Niklaus Manual (c. 1484-1530), Dance of Death

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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