The aim of Corymbus is to illuminate classical music for a diverse audience, through writing that is accessible, in-depth, and free to all.
The name comes from a movement title in the piano concerto by Edmund Rubbra. With its roots in Greek mythology and botany, the word symbolises two of the motives behind the website: to shine a light on riches in the classical repertoire, and to explore the connections between music and other fields.
The editorial priorities are to feed curiosity, celebrate variety and diversity, and give thoughtful perspectives about what music has to say.
Corymbus will always be free to access, and independent of commercial interests. This means no paywalls, no adverts, and no PR-led ‘sponsored content’.
However, I need your help to achieve these goals. If you believe in the value of what I’m doing, please consider funding Corymbus via Patreon or Paypal. This is essential for securing the site’s future.
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Simon Brackenborough, founder and editor of Corymbus.
WHAT OUR READERS SAY
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— Colin Hoad (@colinhoad) February 3, 2016
This is a wonderful essay!
On Neglected Music https://t.co/vMfflcSwcq
— John McL. Williams (@minacciosa) January 14, 2017
— Ninichi (@ninichimusic) August 18, 2016
What a simply brilliant, and immensely illuminating, article. Thank you.
— Tom Gauterin (@Ruralmaestro) March 24, 2017
"A model of inclusive, progressive Englishness" – this is a wonderful piece on the great English Hymnal: https://t.co/Je73wo2N9o
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— Lisa Deam (@LisaKDeam) May 11, 2017
Interesting read on tonality, from a Nordic perspective. https://t.co/P3RjLGLoFZ
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— Nona Kilgore (@nona_kilgore) July 22, 2017
Applauding Audiences https://t.co/16rMGMFBZa Great piece by Kate Romano.
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— Charles Hazlewood (@CharlieHazlewoo) September 23, 2016
What a deeply moving portrait of an overshadowed composer. Great read. Thanks !
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