About

Corymbus is a website of articles and essays with the aim of illuminating classical music for a diverse audience – a source of informative, high-quality writing that is free to all.

The name Corymbus comes from a movement title in the Piano Concerto by Edmund Rubbra (1901-86). 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 belief behind Corymbus is that classical music can play a bigger role in public life, and that writing about music has a role to play in bringing that about. The aim of the site is to feed curiosity, celebrate variety and diversity, and give thoughtful perspectives about what music has to say.

If you would like to write for us, find more details here.

Corymbus will always be free to access, and independent of commercial interests. This means no paywalls, no adverts, and no PR-led ‘sponsored content’.

We want to be funded by the people who value us most – our readers. If you believe in the value of what we’re trying to do and would like to help us to continue, you can find out more here.

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Simon Brackenborough, founder and editor of Corymbus.

Illuminating Classical Music