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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
Nov 4, 2023 Saxophone in Classical Music
Twenty Pieces Spotlighting Its Astonishing Range
Nov 2, 2023 Which Classical Music Composers Were Deaf?
Oct 28, 2023 The Most Expensive Violin in the World: The Locked-Up Messiah Stradivarius
Oct 26, 2023 Rachmaninoff’s Last Student: 98-Year-Old Pianist Ruth Slenczynska
Oct 22, 2023 What Happened to Chopin’s Beloved Composer Sister Ludwika Jędrzejewicz?
Oct 20, 2023 The Last Romantic: Top Ten Takeaways from the Vladimir Horowitz Documentary
Oct 16, 2023 13 Pieces of Classical Vocal Music for Halloween
Oct 14, 2023 Maria Anna Mozart: The Bittersweet Story of Mozart’s Prodigy Sister
Oct 12, 2023 Maddalena Laura Sirmen: Thirteen Facts About This Inventive Violinist and Composer
Oct 9, 2023 Chopin for Beginners: 12 Pieces to Make You Love Chopin