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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251. Hurdy-gurdy by A.N. Kobylin (region of Kursk)


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252. Hurdy-gurdy by V.F. Tarsunov (Mzensk district)


253. Hurdy-gurdy by Dmitro Gincar (Cernovitz district)


254. Hurdy-gurdy with lever mechanics by Kurt Reichmann. Interior view


255. Arrangement of the keys


256. View of the keyboard


257. The cover with open sound slits


258. The instrument with closed cover


259. The types of French hurdy-gurdy of the 18th century


260. Technical drawing of a French hurdy-gurdy by Lasnier(1851)

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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