Corymbus is a English-speaking blog specialized in the field of classical music and opera. As such, Corymbus is a qualified source of soclassiq, like The Violin Channel or parterre box and many others. The oldest article indexed by soclassiq is dated 2017-08-14. Since then, a total of 83 articles have been written and published by Corymbus.
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The last article in Corymbus, "Tippett’s Late Nightingale", is dated 2020-11-14. By 2019, this source had published 24 articles (22 since the beginning of 2020). Over the past 12 months, Corymbus has published an average of 2 articles per month.
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The fortunes of a piece of music can change significantly over time. In 1952, a violin sonata by the young composer Doreen Carwithen was rejected by the BBC Music Panel – a powerful gate-keeping body who decided which new works were suitable for broadcast. 75 years on, a recording of the same sonata by Fenella … Continue reading Doreen Carwithen’s Violin Sonata →
By Peter Davison 2020 has been most notable for a disruptive worldwide pandemic, but it is also the year of Kurt Schwertsik’s 85th birthday. Kurt is one of Austria’s most respected living composers and a figure of historical significance because of his relationship with the post-War avant-garde, centred around the Darmstadt summer schools … Continue reading Kurt Schwertsik at 85 →
Back in the days before online streaming, one of the first pieces of classical music I bought on CD was the Naxos recording of Telemann’s viola concerto. It’s a lovely Baroque work for an instrument that doesn’t get a huge amount of solo exposure. Nonetheless, twenty years on, I still think there’s something strange about … Continue reading The Raven Ascending →
Here’s an ear-worm to start your week. The Queen’s Delight, a new album by François Lazarevitch and Les Musiciens de Saint-Julien, explores songs and country dances from 17th- and 18th-century Britain. The liner notes offer a fascinating background to the repertoire – of how broadside ballads and country dances bled into each other in a spirt … Continue reading Bonny Kathern Loggy →
In 2018, I was in the Albert Hall for the BBC Proms on the evening that the American violinist Tai Murray was the soloist in Vaughan Williams’s The Lark Ascending. Like many people, I love that piece, but because it’s performed so often I was pretty sure I knew what to expect from it. How … Continue reading Murray’s Magic Mozart →
A wonderful thing about radio is the way that even when you’re pre-occupied with other tasks, it can creep up on you unawares. You can be barely paying attention at all, when something slowly treads upon your consciousness. This recently happened to me when Radio 3 was playing in the background. I probably hadn’t registered … Continue reading Solemn Tones →
As the bibliophiles of South London will know, Bookmongers is a venerable Brixton institution. Run by an affable American with a penchant for classic rock records (and singing along to them), it’s an increasingly rare example of the independent second-hand book store in an age of ubiquitous charity shops and cheap online retailers. For many … Continue reading Airy Musics Of Strains →
When we think of chamber music, the most familiar canonical repertoire tends to cover a small range of instruments. Members of the violin family dominate, with or without a piano. Of course, many composers have explored more innovative arrangements. December Chrysathmum, a new release by French group Les Temps Modernes, features chamber works by the … Continue reading Colourful Banners →