| ABOUT TALL POPPIES|
Tall Poppies is a non-profit Australian record company which promotes
Australian composers, musicians, graphic artists and poets.
Founded in 1991, it was the first company in Australia to focus on the recording of
solo and chamber music, with an emphasis on standard repertoire.
Tall Poppies is run by Belinda Webster, herself a musician and recording producer.
All recording artists have input into, and control over what they record
and how they are presented.
The name refers to the tall poppy syndrome
in Australia, whereby the conspicuously successful are often
"cut down" by those less talented. Tall Poppies Records aims to attack
this attitude head on.
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please see the Order page.
Tall Poppies is committed to presenting the work of Australian composers.
Tall Poppies complements other activities in the Australian market by
1. single-composer chamber music collections
These promote the composer, often by choosing music spanning a number of years.
The composer is always involved
in the preparation of the CD, from the choice of repertoire and artists to
participation in recording, editing and presentation.
2. performer-based multi-composer collections
These promote performers or ensembles, and are often intended to highlight
the performers' dedication to Australian music. Frequently the recorded works
have been commissioned and premiered by the performer. Sometimes, as in
the Australian Youth Orchestra's
'Christmas Under Capricorn', they are the result of one
performing group representing many composers.
Tall Poppies also aims to promote the work of Australian musicians.
No other Australian record company has been interested in recording
standard chamber repertoire. We believe that Australian
musicians offer a unique perspective on the music of the world. Tall Poppies tries
to capture the fresh and distinctive approach that our musicians offer to
Tall Poppies is unique in Australia in that it commissions works for
To date, Tall Poppies has commissioned 47 new works.
Tall Poppies is grateful for continuing support from the
Australia Council for
some of its recording and commissioning projects.
Tall Poppies Records undertakes its work on a shoestring budget and is grateful for any support offered. Your donation would assist us in initiating new recording projects and releasing new CDs into the market. We appreciate gifts and bequests of any size from $2 up. Every contribution will help us to promote Australia's chamber music, and every donation over $2 is fully tax deductible. Download the: Tall Poppies Donation Form (PDF file)
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