Eroica Symphony with Han-Na Chang

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Beethoven unleashes a revolution, Prokofiev puts the clock back two centuries: a concert involving musical time travel.

Beethoven’s Eroica sent shock waves through the musical world; never had a symphony come close to being as revolutionary as this. But Beethoven had not wanted to be called a revolutionary: he had seen with his own eyes how upheaval degenerates into tyranny. Prokofiev and Shostakovich would experience something similar a century later. In this concert they ask the question, ‘what if there had been no revolution?’ 

Ferocious drive... but also a beautiful, honeyed introspection

The Guardian about Han-na Chang

programme

Prokofjev symphony no.1 ‘Classical’ | Shostakovich cello concerto no. 1 | Beethoven symphony no. 3 ‘Eroica’ 

credits

Han-Na Chang conductor | Victor Julien-Laferrière cello