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Paula Eisenstein Baker

Paula Eisenstein Baker, Houston cellist and musicologist, is an authority on the early twentieth-century Society for Jewish Folk Music in St. Petersburg, Russia. She has published articles on composer and society member Leo Zeitlin (1884–1930) in the YIVO Annual, the International Journal of Musicology and Shofar, and is co-editor of the volume of Zeitlin’s chamber music that will be published by A-R Editions, Inc. She has spoken about and performed works by members of the society for audiences throughout the United States, as well as in St. Petersburg, Vilnius, and London.

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