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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
Jun 15, 2024 Seven Works Dedicated to Beethoven
Jun 12, 2024 Wagner for Beginners
10 Pieces to Make You Love Wagner
Jun 8, 2024 The Women in Chopin’s Life: His Mother, Sister, Colleagues, and More
Jun 6, 2024 Violins vs. Fiddles: What’s the Difference?
Jun 3, 2024 10 Pieces of Classical Music About Friendship
Jun 1, 2024 Violins vs. Violas: What’s the Difference?
May 29, 2024 Which Composers Wrote Nine Symphonies?
The Curse of the Ninth
May 25, 2024 Schumann for Beginners: 10 Pieces to Make You Love Schumann
May 22, 2024 Composers Like Beethoven: Eight Composers to Check Out
May 20, 2024 10 Pieces of Classical Music About Freedom