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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
Sep 30, 2023 The Seven Saddest Chopin Nocturnes
Sep 28, 2023 Clara Haskil: The Pianist Who Played Through Brain Surgery
Sep 25, 2023 Classical Music for Writing: How These Ten Pieces Can Help Writers Unlock Creativity
Sep 23, 2023 Frances Gershwin: George Gershwin’s Famous Singing Sister
Sep 21, 2023 How the Weber Sisters Became Mozart’s Wife, Family, and Muses
Sep 18, 2023 Grieg Piano Concerto: What are the Best Recordings?
Sep 16, 2023 The Great Composers’ Final Works
Sep 14, 2023 William Grant Still: Thirteen Facts About the Great American Composer
Sep 11, 2023 Khatia Buniatishvili: Top 5 Performances of the Controversial Pianist
Sep 9, 2023 Six of the Best Romantic Era Piano Sonatas by Women Composers