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”.
“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.”
“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!”
Title:The Lost Art of Letter Writing – Violin Concerto Performers:Violin Frank Peter Zimmermann Boston Symphony Orchestra, conductor Markus Stenz
Title:Carlo (version for live chorus and strings) Performers:BBC Singers/BBC Symphony Orchestra
Title:Three Memorials for Orchestra & Between Moments (Music for Orchestra 2003) Performers:Queensland Youth Orchestra
Title:Pastoral Symphony Performers:Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Title:Hamlet Diffraction Performers:Allison Bell, soprano Allan Clayton, tenor BBC Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Joshua Weilerstein
Title:Wendezeit for five violas Performers:Brett Dean
Title: Brahms Symphonies 2,3 and 4 Composer: Brahms, Simone Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic Recording: OehmsClassics
Title: Symphony Nr 9 Composer: Bruckner, Simone Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic Recording: OehmsClassics
Title: Symphony Nr 2 Composer: Gustav Mahler Recording: Simone Young and the Hamburg Philharmonic, OehmsClassics
Title: Der Ring des Nibelungen Composer: Richard Wagner Recording: OehmsClassics
Title: Eine Frau, die weiß, was sie will Composer: Oscar Strauß Recording: Komische Oper Berlin 2015
Title: Pelleas et Melisande Composer: Claude Debussy Recording: Komische Oper Berlin 2017
Title: Ball im Savoy, Kangaru Composer: Paul Abraham Recording: Komische Oper Berlin 2013