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What if the great composers had been able to text each other? What might they have said? Who would have used emojis and who would have insisted on always texting in caps? After a painstaking information-gathering exercise we've created this gallery getting as close as possible to how the great musicians of the past might have communicated via SMS.
The composer Haydn tries to persuade his patron to leave the summer palace is Eszterháza… where his text messages failed his Farewell Symphony (No.45 – in which players leave the stage one by one) succeeded: the Prince and his court returned to Eisenstadt the following day.
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