Ruth Rendell chooses the oratorio Solomon by Handel
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Best-selling crime writer. Baroness Rendell of Babergh. Books include the Inspector Wexford series, The St Zita Society. Also writes as Barbara Vine. Presented with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2013 Harrogate Crime Writing Festival.
Solomon by Handel
Ruth Rendell chooses the 1748 oratorio Solomon by George Frideric Handel.
Image courtesy of Royal Collection Trust
From the Archive
Baroque expert Simon Heighes links Handel's Solomon with Georgian England.
From The Golden Age 27 Jul 1998 on Radio 3
John Eliot Gardiner
Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner chooses Solomon on Desert Island Discs.
John Wilson vists the Handel House Museum with Ruth Rendell and conductor Christopher Hogwood.
On the Couch
Dr Anthony Clare talks to Ruth Rendell about the psychology of her disturbed characters.
From The Psychiatrist's Chair 31 Jul 1994 on Radio 4