Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 12

111. Gaudenzio Ferrari, angel concert (1535); detail


112. German hurdy-gurdy, probably 17th cent.

113. Hurdy-gurdy, probably 18th cent.


Wheel and dog regulation


114. Hurdy-gurdy from Austria (17th / 18th cent.)


115. Hurdy-gurdy from Northern Tyrol


116. Hurdy-gurdy from Szentes, Hungary


117. Drawing of a Hungarian hurdy-gurdy


118. Blind man with hurdy-gurdy, Bohemia


119. Player with hurdy-gurdy from Styria


120. Hungarian hurdy-gurdy player from the county of Bács-Kiskun

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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