Here are a few links to help you to discover a little more about the guests on the Tall Poppies podcast. It is by no means complete, but meant to assist you in your research.
The Life & Music of Alma Moodie Part 1 & 2
Kay Dreyfus is a musicologist and historian and an Associate Research Fellow in the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation at Monash University. Kay published an English-language biographical study of Alma Moodie, Bluebeard’s Bride, in 2013. More recently she edited The Fractured Self, a book featuring some 270 out of more than 500 letters from the Alma Moodie collection.
Diana K. Weekes is a pianist, and a graduate from the University of Melbourne. She also studied musicology at the University of Munich before transferring to the Hochschule für Musik, where she completed her Meisterklassendiplom in solo performance. Since 1981 Diana has worked in Adelaide, where she now teaches piano privately and has revived her interest in Germanistik. She also translated Albrecht Dümling’s The Vanished Musicians.
Goetz Richter is Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music where he supervises research students and teaches violin performance, chamber music and courses in the philosophy of music. Goetz has been intrigued by Alma Moodie for decades and has performed much of the music associated with the violinist.
Michael Haas has dedicated much of his career to the recovery of music lost during the years of the Third Reich. Michael is senior researcher, co-founder and chair of the exil.arte Centre, based at Vienna’s University for Music and Performing Arts. In 2013 he published Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis, and has just completed a book on the music of Exile, to be published soon by Yale University Press. In The Fractured Self, Michael contributed the essay Alma Moodie and the Third Reich.
The Fractured Self
Selected German Letters of the Australian-born Violinist Alma Moodie, 1918–1943
Translated by Diana Weekes, edited Kay Dreyfus
Published Peter Lang Verlag
Alma Moodie, Violinist
Sonata for solo violin, Op. 12
Sonata No. 1 for violin solo, Op. 33 (1925)
Both live performances by Goetz Richter
Violin Concerto in B minor opus 34 (1923)
Performed by the Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks
Gerhard Taschner, violin
Gustav König, conductor
Matthew Larkum, Neuroscientist
Article on experiments in human tissue:
Lab website: https://www.projekte.hu-berlin.de/en/larkum
Simon Singh – Lecture on the Stairway to Heaven backwards and its implications
Brainstorm or Green needle?
And as a violinist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Km1Gazt5xAM
Stanley Dodds, Violinist & Conductor
Gail Jones, Author
Robert Gray, Poet
Berlin’s International Literature Festival
Verlag Thomas Reche publish Robert Gray’s poems in German
To see Heather’s paintings visit her homepage
Peter’s homepage can be found here:
Peter Singer’s book include:
Animal Liberation, A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals, (1975)
Practical Ethics, (3rd ed. 2011; originally published 1979)
The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty, (2009)
One World: The Ethics of Globalisation, (2002)
A Darwinian Left: Politics, Evolution, and Cooperation, (1999)
How Are We to Live?: Ethics in an Age of Self-Interest, (1995)
Rethinking Life and Death: The Collapse of Our Traditional Ethics, (1994)
The Most Good You Can Do – How effective Altruism is changing Ideas about Living Ethically, (2015)
If you would like to find out more about Paul Kildea and themes related with his latest book, here are a few links to help you out.
Jo Ann Endicott
Barrie Kosky – Stage Director
If you want to catch one of Barrie Kosky’s productions, then check out Opera Vision.
This is a free screening service that often screens productions from Berlin’s Komische Oper and many other opera houses.
or check out the English pages at the Komische Oper
Simone Young – Conductor
There are plenty of Simone’s recordings available.
You will find them at
Brett Dean – Composer, Violist and Conductor
If you want to discover more of Brett’s music, then go to
Kat Frankie – Singer Songwriter
To hear more of Kat’s music and find out where to catch her concerts visit