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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191. Hurdy-gurdy player porcelain figurine (1761)


192. French hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.)


193. Drawing of a French hurdy-gurdy (1750)


194. French hurdy-gurdy from the 18th century


195. French luthier's workshop (l8th cent.)

196. "Bourrée Bourbonnaise" (1858)


197. "La Bourrée" (1851)

198. Bourbonnais hurdy-gurdy


199. Hurdy-gurdy player, after a painting by Salvador Barbudo (19th cent.)


200. Hurdy-gurdy player. Drawing by Jean Baffier (19th 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