About the album
The child prodigy Charles Harold Bernstein performed as piano soloist with orchestras by age nine. A serious health problem put a halt to a promising career a decade later. Following a business career, he began to compose in 1970, and remains an active composer at age 96. He has produced an impressive range of music - from extended solos for violin, cello, oboe, clarinet and flute to quintets and eight works for orchestra. Violinist Adam Korniszewski, the works’ dedicatee, performs Bernstein’s Introduction and 24 Variations, cellist Boris Andrianov the Outline and Drawings for solo cello.