This website is part of an independant research project about the violoncello led by Marianne Dumas.
Marianne began her researchs in 2010. She first investigated the technique, posture and resonance of the instrument always using the Bach cello Suites as a reference. In 2014, as she was still looking for more answers in the Suites, Marianne moved to Berlin to work full time on her project.
Once in Berlin, she first worked with makers of baroque instruments, had encounters with baroque specialists, made research in many libraries including the research institut for musicology at the Berlin Philhamonie and collected a lot of historical documents.
Following this process, she wrote a publication about the violoncello, its origin, technique, set -up and evolution. She also made a new edition of the Bach Cello Suites and recorded it with
the instruments she used for the project ( full baroque set up ).
The publication will be available on Adademia.edu, under Marianne Dumas' account:
Staatliches Institut für Musikforschung in Berlin (The research institution for musicology of Berlin)
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