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Emily E. Hogstad

IMG_0159 reduceEmily E. Hogstad is the author of the blog Song of the Lark. She has appeared on or in MinnPost, the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio, WQXR, Performance Today, and The New York Times to offer thoughts on topics as diverse as the Minnesota Orchestra’s historic 2015 trip to Cuba, what it means to be a music nerd, and social media activism in the orchestra world. Her great passion is researching the history of women in music, especially the great forgotten female violinists of the past. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a violin, a viola, a laptop named after Lili Boulanger, and two rescue cats, Gwendolyn and Genevieve.

Contributed Posts
Aug 14, 2023 Are Mozart’s Earliest Works Any Good? Listen To Them Here
Aug 12, 2023 Five of the Angriest Classical Music Feuds
Aug 9, 2023 Camille Marie Pleyel: The Great Pianist Berlioz Almost Murdered
Aug 7, 2023 Jacqueline du Pré: Why Are These Her Five Most Popular Performances?
Jul 30, 2023 Five of the Longest Symphonies Ever Composed
Jul 28, 2023 George Bridgetower
The Biracial Violinist Who Inspired Beethoven’s Kreutzer Sonata
Jul 23, 2023 Four Surviving Pianos Played by the Great Composers
Jul 19, 2023 Jane Stirling: Why Did This Piano Student Pay for Chopin’s Funeral?
Jul 16, 2023 My Favorite Music by Gabriel Fauré
Jul 12, 2023 Five of the Best Violin Etude Books