William Collins (4)

William Collins (25 December 1721 – 12 June 1759) was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope's generation and towards the Romantic era which would soon follow.
An intriguing addition, now lost, is the "Ode on the Music of the Grecian Theatre" that he described and proposed sending to the musician William Hayes (3) in 1750. Hayes had just set "The Passions" by Collins to music as an oratorio that was received with some acclaim.



TC 4002 William Collins (4) - Eighteenth Century Poetry And Drama album art Max Adrian, Claire Bloom, Anthony Quayle Ode To Evening Max Adrian, Claire Bloom, Anthony Quayle - Eighteenth Century Poetry And Drama(Box + 4xLP) Caedmon Records TC 4002 US 1970 Sell This Version