Composing for Mozart.
London, John Murray 1998.
8vo. xii + 324pp, 31 photo ills on 16 plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper.
A recent biography of Beckford, valuable for being franker about Beckford’s sexuality and more realistic about some of Beckford’s pretensions than biographies by earlier writers (the book’s title, ”Composing for Mozart”, relates to Beckford’a absurd claim to have been the composer of a celebrated air used by Mozart in his Nozze di Figaro). Millington p.26.