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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
Jul 9, 2023 Five of the Best Yuja Wang Performances
Jul 7, 2023 Which Composer Wrote the Greatest First Symphony?
Jul 2, 2023 Beethoven’s Students: From Carl Czerny to Countesses
Jun 27, 2023 Henriëtte Bosmans: How Did This Half-Jewish Composer Survive the Holocaust?
Jun 23, 2023 Five Composers Who Died Tragically Young
Jun 19, 2023 Classical Piano Music For Sleep
Ten Pieces That Will Help You Drift Off and Dream
Jun 17, 2023 Tchaikovsky’s Wife: Madwoman or Tragic Victim?
Jun 12, 2023 Teresa Carreño: Thirteen Facts About the Great Pianist and Composer
Jun 11, 2023 The Shocking Stories of Three Missing Stradivarius
Jun 8, 2023 Composer Erwin Schulhoff and How His Legacy Was Destroyed by the Nazis