mARCH 21ST 2018

From March 2018, Marianne starts releasing her Bach Project. It includes a publication about the baroque cello,  a recording of the Bach Cello Suites following a new Urtext edition she made on full baroque set up.

This unique project will bring new answers and open new doors about the baroque cello, the Bach Cello Suites, and the set up and technique of the violoncello in general.

Baroque cello & Bach Cello Suites : Reversing the bowing technique

"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". My idea with this project was of course not to say "this is "the" way", but to explore a technique also used during the baroque period. It convinced me and gave me a deeper understanding of the instrument and the mechanic of the sound of the cello, the vibration of the strings etc. There is still a lot more to explore, but this is my contribution on the topic. Read more: The recording will be soon available for download on itunes etc. , and also on streaming platforms like spotify, IDAGIO , under the label Urania records & Manzoni Editore

Posted by Marianne Dumas on Friday, March 23, 2018





Marianne in Berlin, France 2


Prelude 1



Kulturradio vom RBB

Portrait by Antje Bonhage


Les Suites à Berlin:


5. Mai 2018, Bad Karlshafen,-Grosse-Cellosonaten-_arid,601786.html

Neues-Deutschland :

New interview!

Get to now Marianne in a long interview by Ellen Moysan 

(only in French for now)