The year is 1709.

The place is Rome.

Two musical heavyweights are pitted against one another in a trial of skill.

Andrew Manze explores the extraordinary contest which took place between two of the greatest Baroque musicians in the world: Georg Friedrich Handel and Domenico Scarlatti.


Broadcast Details

  • First broadcast 20040711 (Radio 3)
  • First repeated 20041031 (Radio 3)