Miroirs Etendus Company · Marianne Croux, soprano

Janmot in Music

October 19th, 2023
Louis Janmot (1814 1892)
Le Poème de l'âme. L’idéal, vers 1850 - 1854
Lyon, musée des Beaux-Arts
© Lyon, musée des Beaux-Arts / Alain Basset

The Miroirs Étendus Company responds to the Musée d’Orsay’s invitation for a concert to accompany the “Louis Janmot. The Poem of the Soul” exhibition. The work’s dreamlike and (at least at first sight) naïve mysticism provides an opportunity to reflect on the role of music in a century abounding in revolutions and counterrevolutions.

The Miroirs Étendus Company invites the audience to sample France’s romantic music repertoire and transpose such interrogative tension to the well-known work of the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt. Neotonal, ascetic and ecstatic, his work has also been subject to criticism: the program will try to show how such simplicity should be received today and can arouse true emotions.


  • Miroirs Etendus Company;
  • Marianne Croux, soprano.


  • Hector Berlioz, Les Nuits d'Eté H 81A;
  • Works by Olivier Messiaen and Arvo Pärt.

The event is now over.

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The event is now over.

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