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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
Mar 20, 2024 Are Piano Keys Made of Ivory?
Mar 17, 2024 Composer Galina Ustvolskaya: The Shostakovich-Trained Iconoclast
Mar 14, 2024 Sibelius and the Burning of the Eighth Symphony
Mar 11, 2024 Vivaldi for Beginners: Twelve Pieces to Make You Love Vivaldi
Mar 9, 2024 Simon Barere: The Pianist Who Died Mid-Concert at Carnegie Hall
Mar 7, 2024 Beethoven, His Brothers, and Their Tragically Rocky Relationship
Mar 2, 2024 Six of the Greatest Russian Women Composers
Feb 28, 2024 Most Heartbreaking Lines of Beethoven’s Heiligenstadt Testament
Feb 26, 2024 Tchaikovsky for Beginners: 12 Pieces to Make You Love Tchaikovsky
Feb 21, 2024 Eight of the Greatest German Women Composers