The aim of Corymbus is to illuminate classical music for a diverse audience, through essay-form writing that is accessible, in-depth, and free to all.
The name 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 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’.
We need your help to achieve these goals. If you believe in the value of what we’re doing, please consider funding us via Patreon or Paypal.
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Simon Brackenborough, founder and editor of Corymbus.