a new vision of the Suites

"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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"Dumas plays with extraordinary virtuosity and expressive power, though the excessive rubato and brooding weight of Romantic interpretations are replaced by agile rhythms and a lightness of tone that is rare in cello music. Dumas also reverses bowing, in the manner of playing a viola da gamba, and this technique produces greater resonance than conventional bow strokes. Because she regards her work on the suites as a research project, Dumas has aimed at a more objective approach rather than a subjective reading, though her playing is by no means mechanical and her expressiveness still shines through in her artistic shaping of the harmony and the sound, though without Romantic gestures or self-indulgent moodiness." 

Blair Sanderson (read full review)                

a few tracks...

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RESEARCH

INTERVIEW ABOUT 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"

LATEST PUBLICATIONS
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INTRODUCTION TO THE BAROQUE CELLO
origin, size, strings, set-up

THE BAROQUE BOW
the clip in frog bow
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BOWING TECHNIQUE - BAROQUE CELLO: UP OR DOWN?
Do you follow Quantz and Breval, or Michel Corette's rule?

TEACHING

bUILD A PRACTICE ROUTINE

CONNECT WITH YOUR CELLO

CONTROL AND FREEDOM

QUIET PRACTICE

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PRESS - MEDIA - INTERVIEWS



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Marianne in Berlin, France 2



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Kulturradio vom RBB

Portrait by Antje Bonhage

Neues-Deutschland :

The inner song

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/ 



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

Bach among the trees...

CD1 (PREVIEW)

CD2 (PREVIEW)