Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 8

71. "Le Vielleur du Pont-Neuf" from Saint-Aubin (2nd half of 18th cent.)


72. Michel LeClerc, Itinerant hurdy-gurdy player (after Ingouf) (2nd half of 18th cent.)


73. Polish hurdy-gurdy


74. "The little street hurdy-gurdy player" from Bouchardon (1737-1742)

75. French depiction from the 18th century


76. J.E. Nilson (1721-1788) "Cartouches Modernes"


77. French hurdy-gurdy player (18th cent.)


78. Hurdy-gurdy from White Russia


79. White Russian beggar with hurdy-gurdy


80. Russian hurdy-gurdy (early 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