Die Drehleier

by Marianne Bröcker

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Illustrations, page 21

201. French hurdy-gurdy player from Berry


202. French hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.) Capo for the trompette


203. French hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.) Capo for the trompette


204. Swedish nyckelharpa


205. Nyckelharpa player in Uppland, Sweden


206. Organized hurdy-gurdy. Description from the 18th century


207. French organized hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.)


208. French woman's hurdy-gurdy (18th cent.)


209. The so-called "harp-hurdy-gurdy" (18th cent.)


210. Hurdy-gurdy by H.V. Engelhard (1743)

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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