The German composer died the other day at the age of 86, productive until near the end. Listen again to Das Floß der Medusa (The Raft of the Medusa), that tells the story behind the painting by Géricault. Forget about the inflamed politics of its first performances in the ‘60s, just listen to the music and follow the haunting text, with its quotations from Dante. Imagine the singers drifting across the stage, from the world of the living to the world of the dead. Let this artist hand off his dream to you.