Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 19

181. "La belle Vielleuse" by Leclerc (2nd half of 18th cent.) Engraved by Basan


182. Soldiers playing music (2nd half of 18th cent.)

183. Drawing of a hurdy-gurdy by M. Mersenne (1636)


184. G. Ph. Harsdörffer, Frauenzimmer-Gesprechsspiele (1644)


185. J.M. Mettenleiter, illustration in Legend for the Small Man (1788)


186. Itinerent musicians (18th cent.)


187. Wooden gingerbread form (18th cent.)


188. Allegorical representation of Music (16th cent.)


189. Peasant with hurdy-gurdy (1697)


190. Peasant with hurdy-gurdy (17th cent.)

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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