Emotion in Dufay


LE STUDIUM Multidisciplinary Journal, 2018, 2, 6-8

Graeme M. Boone1,2,3, Philippe Vendrix3


1LE STUDIUM Institute for Advanced Studies, 45000 Orléans, France

2The Ohio State University, OH 43210, USA

3Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, 37000 Tours, France


The relationship between the early musical works of Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474) and their affective context in the world of his time is evaluated. To this end, technical elements of his musical compositions are assessed in light of key philosophical, theological, literary, sociological, historical, and theoretical evidence in the early 15th century, which allow the constitution of an affective environment around him. Amid this evidence, the late writings of theologian Jean Gerson plays a particular role in its emphasis on musical accidentals as a means to project emotional transformation. In related research domains, the relationship between music and architecture of the late Gothic period is analyzed, and a book of essays on medieval music will be published


Guillaume Dufay
Jean Gerson
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