Monday, March 03, 2008

Frank Tallis on the Radio

Yesterday's subject of Radio 3's Private Passions was psychologist and author Frank Tallis:
Michael Berkeley meets Dr Frank Tallis, a clinical psychologist specialising in obsessive-compulsive disorders who has also achieved success as a writer of detective novels. His Liebermann series of books is set in Vienna at the turn of the 20th century, where his young doctor hero, a disciple of Freud, helps to solve complex crimes through the use of radical analytical techniques.

Frank is interested in all the arts of the period, but particularly music, and pieces by Mahler and Zemlinsky feature among his choices, as well as vocal music by Gesualdo and Rachmaninov and a Viennese-sounding waltz from a film score by Takemitsu.
You can listen again for the next six days.

(Many thanks to Alison for the tip.)

2 comments:

Danielle said...

I'll have to listen--I was actually planning on grabbing his first mystery from the library later today. I'm reading Laurie King's Beekeeper's Apprentice, but am finding I'm losing interest in it.

Euro Crime said...

I struggled through The Beekeeper's Apprentice some years ago. However I only made it through one tape of the first Frank Tallis, but the narrator didn't gel with me so that didn't help!