And he conducted a joyous Christmas carol on his train.
We welcome the first great leap in muscial notation since Gregorian numes became notes.
No scores, staves or notes here - this is classical notation for the age of WhatsApp and Snapchat. Consummate millennial music geek Joshua Green has set about converting classical music masterpieces into emojis.
Grins, smilies, horns and trees will take you through the narrative, music, moods and a little instrumentation in the works of Vivaldi, Mahler et al, with a very satisfying nod to musical form too (note the exposition repeat in the Beethoven).
Listen to these pieces, and read your 2016 scoring...
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons, Winter
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Mahler: Symphony No. 1, fourth movement