Time for another "unopened" treasure. This time it's chamber music by Ben-Haim (after posting the simply wonderful Violin Concerto I am hoping to stay with Ben-Haim for a bit, if I can locate my other discs soon!), his String Quartet No.1 from 1937 and the String Quintet from 1919. I cannot comment on the music at hand as I am playing it for the first time now (halfway in the first movement of the String Quartet; not surprisingly as it's Ben-Haim, it is extremely engaging and I feel from the first 4 minutes alone that it's clear the Quartet deserves a solid place in the string quartet repertoire). I know I have heard the Quartet No. 1 before, a very very long time ago and I cannot recall the source whatsoever-so this is technically a first and exciting outing. The booklet notes are extremely informative both on the music and the man behind it..
Let's enjoy everyone!