We tried the FaceApp challenge on composers – and the results are terrifying

16 July 2019, 17:46 | Updated: 18 July 2019, 13:07

Classical composers with FaceApp
Classical composers with FaceApp. Picture: Getty/FaceApp

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

It’s the latest viral trend to break the Internet... but what does FaceApp’s new ‘age’ filter do to classical composers?

What would these composers look like if they had lived for another 60 years? We tried out FaceApp’s new ‘age’ filter to find out...

  1. Bach... (Bilbo Baggins, is that you?)

    Bach
    Bach. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  2. Eric looks inexplicably better. Man’s like a fine wine.

    Eric Whitacre
    Eric Whitacre. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  3. Schumann is all chins

    Schumann
    Schumann. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  4. Beethoven is basically Grumpy Cat (RIP)

    Beethoven
    Beethoven. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  5. Brahms is quite vampiric

    Brahms
    Brahms. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  6. Fanny ages well

    Fanny Mendelssohn
    Fanny Mendelssohn. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  7. Mozart looks like the guy you try to avoid at parties

    Mozart
    Mozart. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  8. Schubert is very distinguished

    Schubert
    Schubert. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  9. Vivaldi belongs in a horror film

    Vivaldi
    Vivaldi. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  10. Liszt is basically Bill Nighy

    Franz Liszt
    Franz Liszt. Picture: Getty/FaceApp
  11. And Shostakovich is, as always, just an older Daniel Radcliffe.

    Shostakovich
    Shostakovich. Picture: Getty/FaceApp