Marianne Dumas

violoncello, cello (baroque), cello (piccolo)
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Marianne's aim as an artist is to combine knowledge and development of tradition.

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Reversing the bowing technique in the Cello Suites 29. Mar 2018

The recording of the 6 Bach Cello Suites is available! (full baroque set up)


This recording follows similar bow-strokes to the gamba, but with an overhand bow old.

https://youtu.be/xpFCTWAdpFk

This CD is part of a project about the baroque cello but also the mechanic of the sound/strings/vibrations, a...

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NameDumas, Marianne
Born inFrance, Europe
Home LocationBerlin, Germany
Main languageFrench
Additional languages English,  German,  Spanish; Castilian 
attended UniversitiesCarnegie Mellon university Pittsburgh USA , Conservatoire National de Lyon France

Black Angels : Thirteen Images from the Dark Land

http://www.moderecords.com/catalog/170crumb.html
Diapason d'or


Diapason de juin 2007Critique de Nicolas BaronPage n° 90

 
Marianne Dumas
Baroque cello, Bach Suites 
Solo cellist for movie scoring

Among the recordings...

Lucio Godoy : Blackthorn - El corredor Nocturno
Federico Jusid : La señora - Gran reserva
Gustavo gini : La señora 
Ale Martí : Hospital central

 
w/ M. Rostropovitch
Souvenir of a masterclass with the big Master

 
2011-2014 Principal Cello - Madrid
Principal cello for Fundacion Excelentia, Madrid, National auditorium 
Bach Cello Suites - CD2 - preview
Full baroque set up, 4 and 5 string cellos
Visit jsbachcellosuites.com for more informations. 
Bach Suite nº2 , Sarabande
Recorded by Philipp Nedel @ B sharp studio in Berlin on January 12th 2016 
Marianne Dumas
Cellist 
Debussy Cello Sonata mvt 2 & 3
with pianist Vahan Sargsyan 
The website about my work on Bach
3 years of work on the baroque cello and the Bach Cello Suites
Follow this website :
http://www.jsbachcellosuites.com 
"Dumas plays with extraordinary virtuosity and expressive power"
 allmusic.com,
"" 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)
REVIEW from
Franck Sonata - 1st mvt
with pianist A. Reignier 
Starling Quartet
2006-2008 : Cellist of the Starling quartet. 
Ole

Collaborations with different Flamenco shows 

Here: Suite Sevilla , Antonio Najarro - Ballet national de España
percussion, guitars, flute, violin, cello

http://balletnacional.mcu.es/index.php/es/temporada-y-medios/temporada/item/17-suite-sevilla

 
Duo with Adrien Reignier
Recording Bach cello Suites

Picture of the beautiful B#Sharp Studio in Berlin where I have the pleasure of recording the Bach Cello Suites with Grammy Award-winning producer Philipp Nedel.




This recording is part of my Bach project, I play on baroque cellos but with a new sound... The project has the support of Ton Koopman.




The Suites 1, 2 and 3 have been recorded in January and are ready!




The next recording session is scheduled for March 15th, 16th and 17th for the other 3 suites!





http://www.b-sharp.de/studio/











 

"Marianne Dumas nous propose un véritable voyage de plus de deux heures dans l’époque baroque."
2018-09-10  Le blog d'Ariane Charton ,
""Marianne Dumas nous propose un véritable voyage de plus de deux heures dans l'époque baroque. [...] Il en résulte une interprétation empreinte d'une certaine gravité mais aussi de ce sublime qui s'attache à cette forme d'austérité baroque et même calviniste. Ici, pas de fioritures, d'effets de nuance, juste les notes en toute pureté. [...] On est saisi par l'atmosphère harmonieuse qui règne au fil des morceaux et séduit par cette approche baroque."
(Ariane Charton )
REVIEW from 2018-09-10  
"le résultat respire comme un cœur en émoi, laissant s’épanouir un souffle unique jamais entendu ailleurs"
2018-09-06 OPUS HD,
""Cette nouvelle parution des Suites pour Violoncelle de Jean-Sébastien Bach ne peut être considérée comme une parution de plus, tant son sujet et sa démarche est en marge de toutes les autres existantes. En effet, la violoncelliste Marianne Dumas, jouant sur instrument baroque, propose avant tout une recherche sonore [...] Le jeu de la musicienne va bien au-delà d'une interprétation purement musicale, il est avant tout pensée, réflexion et partage ouvrant l'espace d'un monde nouveau. « Dans la musique de Bach, nous dit-elle, je trouve que l'extase se situe au niveau du divin, pas de l'émotion. On touche à une sensation d'unité d'ensemble, d'universalité. Lorsque j'ai enregistré les Suites, je n'étais que dans le son, pas dans l'émotion ». Et pourtant, le résultat respire comme un cœur en émoi, laissant s'épanouir un souffle unique jamais entendu ailleurs, qui pourra certes déconcerter par ses faiblesses interprétatives, mais qui renouvelle avec brio l'approche de partitions immortelles. ""
(Jean-Jacques Millo)
REVIEW from 2018-09-06  
Bach Cello Suites - CD1 - Preview
Visit jsbachcellosuites.com for more informations on the project 
Bach, Prelude of the first Suite, Marianne Dumas, Baroque Cello
Video presentation of my research project about the origin and technique of the violoncello and the Bach Cello Suites.

"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". 

Visit http://www.jsbachcellosuites.com
 
Severance Hall Cleveland
Hindemith Kammermusik & Der Dämon op.28 
Baroque cello & Bach Cello Suites : Reversing the bowing technique
(click on the bottom right of the image for subtitles)
"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: http://www.jsbachcellosuites.com/bowing…
Samples of each track: http://www.jsbachcellosuites.com/the-re…

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 
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