"...THEY JUST GET RE-ARRANGED!"
Searching the internet for recordings of The Magic Flute (as requested by a friend for whom it is to be a Christmas present), I came across the following somewhat surprising listing:
The Magic Flute
London Philharmonic Orchestra,
Geoffrey Mitchell Choir,
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
It's really reassuring to know that 'Wolfie' is still merrily music-making after all these years!
For other fun stuff on WAM, stop by the The Mozart Cafe.
[Images: 'Mozart as a Child' cartoon by Reynolds; newspaper article (with cartoon by Hector Breeze) from The Guardian, 12 January 1998. Blog title and opening line by David Weeks.]