a new vision of the Suites


“When I rediscovered the sound of the violoncello by reversing the bowing, I  decided to start a  research and a recording project in order to explore and share this experience.  I stayed as close as possible to the text and to the spirit of the dances,  and played on the most authentic set up. 

The sound was my guide. My goal was to reach a connection between the  vibration of the violoncello and the harmony in order to let Bach's music speak.” MD


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"Some move the bow as is customary on the viola da gamba, that is,  instead of a down-stroke from left to right for the principal notes, 
they make an up-stroke from right to left, beginning from the tip of the bow."


J. J. Quantz about cellists, Berlin, 1752 

excerpt from "The art of playing the flute"

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"I listened to the 6 Bach suites with pleasure. Very well done, I liked very much the resonance, intonation and the way of playing.  Very convincing. A very good work and great success technically."  

- Ton Koopman

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a few tracks...

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Marianne in Berlin, France 2



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Prelude 1



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Kulturradio vom RBB


Portrait by Antje Bonhage


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nEXT CONCERT OF THE sUITES:
Berlin, june 13th, 20h

Bach among the trees...

lAST SONATA CONCERT OF THE SEASON

5. Mai 2018, Bad Karlshafen

http://www.dtoday.de/startseite/nachrichten_artikel,-Grosse-Cellosonaten-_arid,601786.html

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New interview!


Get to now Marianne in a long interview by Ellen Moysan 

(only in French for now)

  http://www.ellenmoysan.com/entretien-avec-marianne-dumas-violoncelliste/





CD1 (PREVIEW)

CD2 (PREVIEW)