Can Love Be A Sin
CAN LOVE BE A SIN
By and with Albrecht von Weech
A tribute to the unknown world star Bruno Balz
Musical journey through time
Within the framework of our ball season, Albrecht von Weech has often presented himself at the traditional “Karneval wie dazumal”. As emcee and singer of the Odeon Dance Orchestra, he thrilled the guests. A (not only) musical journey back in time awaits the audience when he presents his program Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein (Can Love Be A Sin) at the Silbersaal.
An unknown world star
The brilliant lyricist Bruno Balz wrote German film history in the 20th century with his more than 1,000 song lyrics – but hardly anyone knows his name. His titles, however, such as “Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein,” “Ich brech’ die Herzen der stolzesten Frauen,” “Ich weiß, es wird einmal ein Wunder geschehen” or “Das kann doch einen Seemann nicht erschüttern” are known to all.
Albrecht von Weech and the pianist Michael Gumpinger want to set a monument to this unknown world star. However, the two artists not only dedicate themselves musically to the lyrical genius Bruno Balz, but also report on the eventful and fateful life of the poet, who wrote for all the stars of the time, such as Zarah Leander, Marlene Dietrich or Heinz Rühmann, and helped them to the fame that was unfairly denied him.