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Street organ or barrel organ

Street organ or barrel organ
Charming animated image of a street musician and his cat. Street organ or barrel organ

Street organ or barrel organ
“I love to hear singing to a street organ,” said Raskolnikov, and his manner seemed strangely out of keeping with the subject–“I like it on cold, dark, damp autumn evenings–they must be damp–when all the passers-by have pale green, sickly faces, or better still when wet snow is falling straight down, when there’s no wind–you know what I mean?”. Crime And Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
Called in Russia “Sharmanka”, the word came from the French Charmante Catherine – “Beautiful Catherine”, the name of one of the first songs performed on a mechanical device. Meanwhile the inventor of street organ was Italian master Barbieri. Originally, it was a small organ without a keyboard. Turning the knob, the organ-grinder could reproduce 6-8 melodies recorded on the platen.


Uetersen City Festival 2009
Traditional Street organ or barrel organ in Uetersen City Festival 2009

However, in the Holland of the XV century, such instruments were a complex stationary structure, acting by means of hydraulics, weights or a winding mechanism. In the XVIII-XIX centuries used a variety of barrel organ in English churches, where hymns and psalms played. Nevertheless, we associate a barrel organ with a stray musicians with a portable instrument, with the rotation of the handle performing 6-8 melodies.

Street organ or barrel organ

a view from the court of the Hôtel Cluny, with two sides of the building and a tower, a man with a barrel organ and a dog in the foreground. 1839
a view from the court of the Hôtel Cluny, with two sides of the building and a tower, a man with a barrel organ and a dog in the foreground. 1839
Organ Grinder With Monkey
Retro photo – Organ Grinder With Monkey
An organ grinder with a monkey
Archive photo – An organ grinder with a monkey
Anders Bernhardt Nielsen and his pet monkey performing in Brisbane.
Anders Bernhardt owned several performing monkeys and traveled to mostly country shows with them, accompanied by his wife Mary Kate. In his younger days Anders and is brother had a trellising boxing tent
Bacigalupo Flute Barrel Organ
Bacigalupo Flute Barrel Organ
Barel organ in Pisek during town celebration celebration “Dotkni se Pisku” in 2011, Czech Republic
Pisek town celebration celebration “Dotkni se Pisku” in 2011, Czech Republic
Barrel organ player in England
England
Barrel organ player in Vienna, Austria.
Vienna, Austria.
Barrel Organ player, with monkey, Liverpool 1975
Liverpool 1975
barrel organ
Photo of barrel organ
Bundeskanzler Willy Brandt besucht das Laubenpieperfest in der Landesvertretung Berlin
Bundeskanzler Willy Brandt besucht das Laubenpieperfest in der Landesvertretung Berlin
Concanen, Lee 19th century
Concanen, Lee 19th century
Drehorgel Bauchorgel
Drehorgel Bauchorgel
Drehorgel mit Stiftzylinder, 12 Melodien und 25 Tonstufen hergestellt um 1860 von den Gebrüdern Bruder in Waldkirch
Drehorgel mit Stiftzylinder, 12 Melodien und 25 Tonstufen hergestellt um 1860 von den Gebrüdern Bruder in Waldkirch
Entertainment for an organ-grinding ruffian
Entertainment for an organ-grinding ruffian. [Disturbing a street and frightening a servant girl into fits…] (1854-1869)
Flashinetar on Karlove bridge
Flashinetar on Karlove bridge
Henry William Bunbury 1785
Henry William Bunbury 1785
Hurdy gurdy or barrel organ player in the Zocalo Mexico City
Hurdy gurdy or barrel organ player in the Zocalo Mexico City
Toy monkey is used instead of living one
Toy monkey instead of living one
Key Frati Barrel Organ 1885
Key Frati Barrel Organ 1885
L'orgue de barbarie. (1881-1890)
L’orgue de barbarie. (1881-1890)
Organ Grinder and Daughter, London
London. Organ Grinder and Daughter
Organ Grinder- Athens
Athens
organ grinder in Torino
Torino
organ grinder statue Kansas
Kansas statue of organ grinder
Organ grinder. (1896)
1896 photo of Organ grinder
Organ player by a Russian artist Rostislav Mironov. Materials - metal, steel, textiles, epoxylin, fimo
Work by Russian artist Rostislav Mironov
Organ player by a Russian artist Rostislav Mironov.
Artist Rostislav Mironov. Materials – metal, steel, textiles, epoxylin, fimo
Otto van der Mieden
Otto van der Mieden (the Netherlands) with his barrel organ and monkey
1815, France. Pet Dog Plays With Spinning Wheel, 1815
1815, France. Pet Dog Plays With Spinning Wheel, 1815
Sculpture by a Russian artist Rostislav Mironov. I just love his handmade works. Doll, handwork. The height 16.5 sm. Materials - metal, steel, textiles, epoxylin, fimo
Sculpture by Rostislav Mironov. I just love his handmade works. Doll, handwork
Street organ
Traditional Street organ
19 Sep 2009, Frankfurt, Germany. Organ grinder in the streets of Frankfurt
19 Sep 2009, Frankfurt, Germany. Organ grinder
The grand old tune. 'Such Brooke's are welcome to me' (Merry Wives.) 1887
The grand old tune. ‘Such Brooke’s are welcome to me’ (Merry Wives.) 1887
Toy barrel organ, Sankyo, ca 1980. Plays melodies stored on a paper strip
Toy barrel organ, Sankyo, ca 1980. Plays melodies stored on a paper strip

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