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 9

81. Spanish hurdy-gurdy from Galicia



82. Spanish hurdy-gurdy


83. Blind hurdy-gurdy player from Galicia


84. Blind hurdy-gurdy player from Isodoro Brocos, Galicia


85.Master of the Hl Bartholomaus altar (c. 1490-1510), angel playing a hurdy-gurdy


86. French hurdy-gurdy


87. French hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.)


88. French hurdy-gurdy from the 18th cent.


89. Small French woman's hurdy-gurdy (circa 1770)



90. The hurdy-gurdy player. Porcelain figure by J.P. Melchior (1742-1825)

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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