THE OHOHOHS play concert club music on just two instruments:
grand piano and drums. The single "Death and the Maiden" is
the third trick in a longer campaign for the release
of their debut album.
THE OHOHOHS – Der Tod und das Mädchen - Single
Cover: Link Video: Shania Casado Shimring & Boris Blumenthal
For this recording, THE OHOHOHS had Schubert's famous string quartet No. 14 in D minor op.Post, D-810 inspire. The duo is expanded to include the Swiss soprano Maja Bader and a choir. She lends her voice to the poet Matthias Claudius. The horror that Corona spread in spring 2020 also reached the musicians when they recorded their album. So they dealt with the subject and came up with this text from 1792. Claudius plays with the image of vanitas, the futility of human activity, vanity and transience. The personified death is removed from the taboo and receives an almost erotic component. He flatters the girl who eludes him - but you don't know how the story will end: does she give herself to the bone man or does she persevere in her refusal? With Death and the Maiden, the musicians set an important text from the era that gave their album the name: "Sturm und Drang".
Der Tod und das Mädchen
Vorüber! Ach, vorüber!
Geh, wilder Knochenmann!
Ich bin noch jung, geh Lieber!
Und rühre mich nicht an.
Gib deine Hand, du schön und zart Gebild!
Bin Freund, und komme nicht, zu strafen.
Sei gutes Muts! ich bin nicht wild,
Sollst sanft in meinen Armen schlafen!
Piano – Florian Wäldele, Drums – Florian Dreßler, Sopran – Maja Bader, Chor – Tobias Landsiedel, Wolfram Schroeder, Victoria Braum & Nicole Schumann