About

Hello! Corymbus is a not-for-profit blog that I set up to encourage public engagement with classical music and the wider arts.

I first came across the word ‘Corymbus’ in a title of the first movement of the piano concerto by Edmund Rubbra. The term has roots in Greek mythology and has a botanical meaning for a cluster of berries or flowers. I chose it because it reflects not only my interest in composers like Rubbra, but in looking at the connections between music, nature, and the wider humanities.

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    Simon Brackenborough

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