Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 17

161. Jacques Bellange (early 17th cent.), "Der Leiermann" (The Hurdy-gurdy Man)


162. Representation of a hurdy-gurdy by M. Mersenne (1636)


163. Georges de la Tour (around 1600-1652), hurdy-gurdy player

164. Hurdy-gurdy player from a southern Tyrolian Psalter (18th cent.)


165. Beggars' and gypsies' march after Jacques Callot (17th cent.)


166. Conrad Meyer (1618-1689, Dance of Death


167. Jacques Bellange (early 17th cent.), beggar's fight


168. Cornelis Massys (first half of 16th cent.), the blind


169. André Alciat, Les enblemes "Mutuum auxilium" (1539 edition)

170. "The Comical Concert" after A. Watteau

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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