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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
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
Feb 17, 2024 How Can I Be a Better Musician?
Ten Top Classical Musicians Share Their Tips
Feb 14, 2024 Three of the Best Women Composers Who Wrote Harp Music
Amélie-Julie Candeille, Sophia Dussek and Henriette Renié
Feb 12, 2024 Classical Music for Spring
Twenty Pieces That Will Help You Celebrate the Season
Feb 10, 2024 Bach for Beginners: 12 Pieces to Make You Love Bach
Feb 7, 2024 The Widows of Prokofiev and Stravinsky: What Happened to Them?
Feb 4, 2024 Eight of the Greatest American Women Composers
Jan 31, 2024 Schubert for Beginners: Eleven Pieces to Make You Love Schubert