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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
Jan 27, 2024 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse: The Daring Harpsichordist In a Ménage à Cinq!
Jan 24, 2024 Is Classical Music Boring? We’re Sounding Off
Jan 22, 2024 Beethoven for Beginners: 13 Works to Make You Love Beethoven
Jan 20, 2024 Six of the Earliest Women Composers from the Renaissance Era
Jan 19, 2024 Can Classical Music Make You Smarter? The Answer: Sort Of!
Jan 15, 2024 Piano vs. Harpsichord: How Did Pianos Beat Harpsichords in Popularity?
Jan 13, 2024 Classical Music With Cannons
Jan 10, 2024 Beethoven’s Only Portrait: Stolen by the Nazis!
Jan 6, 2024 Why Does Classical Music Make Us So Emotional?
Jan 3, 2024 Hélène de Montgeroult: Did This Great Composer Avoid the Guillotine By Playing Piano?