From an early age Max Bruch had enjoyed the ideal conditions for becoming a composer: his family had considerable cultural awareness and gave him all the support he needed. He had already composed not only a (lost) symphony but a significant proportion of his chamber music while still a student. The two youthful String Quartets Op.9 in C minor and Op.10 in E major show a Romantic exuberance poured into classic and classical moulds. The members of the ISOS Quartet — Isabelle van Keulen, Katharine Gowers, Vladimir Mendelssohn and Imke Frank — know each other from several important summer festivals as Lockenhaus and Kuhmo. As their CD debut, they recorded both string quartets by Max Bruch exclusively for Koch International Schwann.
With its bell-curve-like flow of ascending and descending beats the amazing Max.Chillroom will personally escort you on your own mind-opening journey. Max.Chillroom has all new tracks from the absolute finest international artists working the fast-growing chill-out scene. This is the first mainstream distributed and supported CD from this genre. The first in a series of chill-out compilations offers eleven exclusive new tracks from the cream of the global chill community. Produced by Lloyd Barde, the tracks were culled from artists all around the globe. Discover just how far this genre has progressed with this cutting edge collection of all new tracks. Plan to move and groove to the fabulously well-carved beats that pave the way for what will prove to be a timeless disc of masterfully chilled tracks. Aes Dana, Bluetech, Sounds From the Ground, Vataff Project and more.