|20170203 (BBC7)||An English journalist sets out to elicit the secret of genius violinist Nicolo Paganini.|
|20170203 (BBC7)||Niccolò Paganini is regarded as one of the world's greatest ever violinists. An English journalist is intent on eliciting the Italian maestro's secret of his genius.|
Born in Genoa in 1782, some people believed the brilliant composer and performer sold his soul in a pact with the Devil in order to become a musical prodigy.
Tom Baker stars as Beelzebub in Hattie Naylor's play. With Marcello Magni as Nicolo Paganini and David Bamber as Scotty.
Violinist: Abigail Young
Producer: Jeremy Mortimer
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1998.