Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 13

121. Béla Bartók playing on the hurdy-gurdy


122. The hurdy-gurdy player Istvan Balla from Szentes, Hungary


123. Hurdy-gurdy from the 18th century


124. Hurdy-gurdy from the 18th century


125. Ukrainian hurdy-gurdy, built in 1937 by Kusmenko

126. Ukrainian hurdy-gurdy


127. Russian hurdy-gurdy


128. Russian hurdy-gurdy


129. Russian hurdy-gurdy


130. Russian hurdy-gurdy

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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