"Argentine soprano Clara Sandler has enchanted audiences with her intense and charismatic repertoire of Spanish and Latin American performances. Critics have praised her singing as both powerful and gentle, capturing a remarkable range of emotions, and her voice possessing a radiantly rich and mellow tone quality; The Boston Globe has described her voice as having a dark and attractive timbre. Pianist William Merrill's playing has been praised by The Boston Globe as supportive, elegant, and apparently effortless. In the CD Alma Apasionada,Ms. Sandler and Mr. Merrill form a duo of excellent results interpreting a poetic universe in Spanish, which Clara Sandler's diction expresses beautifully. (El D¡a, La Plata, Argentina) The brilliantly beautiful repertoire in Alma Apasionada (early songs by Manuel de Falla; Cuatro Canciones Sefarad¡es by Joaqu¡n Rodrigo; Cinco Canciones Argentinas by Carlos L¢pez Buchardo; Marinero en Tierra by Rodolfo Halffter) is a compendium of the composers' versatility, lyricism and musical creativity, making a universe full of poetry and beauty. (El D¡a, La Plata, Argentina). The singing is truly passionate and spontaneous: each song flows generous and warm, as if it was a live performance. Clara Sandler sings with a wide range of colors, all very beautifully performed. Pianist William Merrill is also spectacular and the sound is fantastic.(Osvaldo Golijov, composer)"