Each episode of Tall Poppies features an interview with an exceptional Australian living abroad. The podcast showcases their work as they share their overseas experiences and journey up the ladder to international success. The first series focuses on remarkable Australians in Germany, and was made possible through the support of the Australian Embassy in Berlin.
What are Tall Poppies?
The title, “Tall Poppies,” has a significant meaning for many Australians.
Tall Poppy Syndrome describes aspects of a culture in which people of high status are resented, attacked, cut down and sometimes criticised simply because they have been classified as superior to their peers. The term has been widely used in many cultures, but is particularly popular in Australia. In the first episode of the podcast, you will hear several leading Australians explain the significance of the term “Tall Poppies”.
Title: Bernstein: “Glitter and Be Gay”, from Candide (Bernstein) Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Kaiserslautern Saarbrucken, Conductor Daniel Smith (Siobhan Stagg, Soprano)
Title: “Requiem”, (Brahms) Berlin Philharmonic, Conductor Christian Thielemann (Soprano Siobhan Stagg)
Title: The Yellow Shark, Frank Zappa Ensemble Modern Composer: Three Step, for horn, violin, cello (Cathy Milliken), Earth Plays I-IV Orchestral Work (Cathy Milliken) Recording: Spiral, for a soloist with a shortwave receiver, (Karlheinz Stockhausen) Trim (Cathy Milliken) Shifrorl (Cathy Milliken)
Chopin: 24 Preludes Cédric Tiberghien Chopin: 13 Preludes(from the 24 Preludes)Sviatoslav Richter Tokyo 1979 Bach JS: Prelude and Fugue No. 7 in E flat, BWV 852 – Well Tempered Clavier, Book I, Performed by Wanda Landowska, Harpsichord, 1949 Bach JS: Goldberg Variations –Harpsichord, Performed by Wanda Landowska (First Rec 1933)iTunes
“When I got into dance, I suddenly sort of combined this need to able to enjoy the physical challenge of encountering the world as a body along with the cognitive challenges of trying to say, well, what can I do with this body that I think is interesting or challenging.”iTunes
“There's no substitute for that very first moment when an idea is manifested. For me it's very important that everything's kind of born at the same moment because a song is words and music and I feel like they shouldn't be separated. That's my idea of a good creation!”iTunes