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 10

91. Mechanical model of peasant woman with hurdy-gurdy, by P. Gautier (18th cent.)



92. J.E. Nilson (1721-1788), The Dance


93. J.E. Nilson (1721-1788), Joy in Peacetime



94. J.C. Weigel, hurdy-gurdy player (c. 1700)



95. Dutch Spottbild (18th cent.)


96. German hurdy-gurdy (1787)



97. Porcelain figure of girl with hurdy-gurdy



98. Hurdy-gurdy (17th cent.)



99. German hurdy-gurdy from the 17th century



additional view



Wheel and dog


100. German hurdy-gurdy (17th cent.)


additional view


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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