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 16

151. Muse playing the hurdy-gurdy. Carpet from the 16th century; detail


152. Representation of a Spanish hurdy-gurdy player on a carpet


153. Itinerent hurdy-gurdy player (17th cent.)


154. Crèche figures. Carved wood by Franz Schanthaler (1760-1820)


155. Hurdy-gurdy from the 16th/17th centuries


156. A. Watteau (1684-1721), L'Accord de Village; detail


157. Miniture from the 1565-1570 lost Codex of Lassos "Psalmi Davidis poenitentiales"


158. Hurdy-gurdy player by Jacques Callot (17th cent.)


159. R. Meyer (1605-1638), hurdy-gurdy player


160. Petrus a Merica, the blind men (after H. Bosch)

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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