"They were extraordinary as a team," Pines said. "I witnessed one of their recitals and it was utterly, utterly captivating."
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"This `Lulu' that she sang in Vienna put her on the map and made people understand that here was this phenomenal performer who had all of the musicality and all of the control that was needed for this super-humanly difficult role," Pines said.