Benjamin Righetti – Flowers of Degrowth (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Benjamin Righetti – Flowers of Degrowth (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:15:43 minutes | 2,28 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Claves Records

Spring 2020: The fight against coronavirus brought all concerts to a halt for musicians. Among the various initiatives that rapidly flourished, here are Benjamin Righetti’s “Flowers of degrowth”, recorded on the Organ of Saint-François in Lausanne.

From March to May 2020, in this period of enforced degrowth that left him more time for his personal work, he recorded 25 works, more than 2 hours of music halfway between live and studio work. Forced to do his own recording, he chose to make one-shot music videos, as fixed shots. Working without video editing, with a camera filming continuously, two microphones and his Nagra, he sought both to simplify the technical work in order to produce these clips in a short time, and also to offer the listeners the purest possible experience, as close as possible to a concert, at a time when video was no longer an alternative to the latter, but a substitute.

Whereas CDs are usually recorded in the middle of the night in downtown churches and noise is avoided during editing, these videos were shot during the day. Here and there you can hear street traffic or the noise of a passer-by, and you can even hear the bells ringing, just like during concerts. In a quest not for some elusive perfection but rather for true sincere gestures that connect us and speak to the listeners as directly as possible right behind the microphones, may these recordings be a witness to this period of degrowth and may they remind us that artistic creation thrives on calm and free time.


1. Benjamin Righetti – Praeludium in G-dur, BWV 541
2. Benjamin Righetti – Vater unser im Himmelreich, IGB 24
3. Benjamin Righetti – Klaviersonate in e moll, Hob. XVI/34: III. Rondo. Vivace molto, innocentemente (Arr. for Organ)
4. Benjamin Righetti – Cantata Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 4, 2017 (Arr. for Organ): I. Sinfonia-Pro organo pleno
5. Benjamin Righetti – Passacaglia in d-moll, BuxWV 161
6. Benjamin Righetti – Variations sur un thème de Clément Jannequin, JA 118 (AWV 99)
7. Benjamin Righetti – Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659
8. Benjamin Righetti – Pièce Héroïque, M37
9. Benjamin Righetti – Trio super Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 660
10. Benjamin Righetti – Messe pour les Paroisses: Offertoire sur les Grands Jeux
11. Benjamin Righetti – Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, BWV 661
12. Benjamin Righetti – Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: When I Am Laid in Earth (Dido’s Lament) (Arr. for Organ)
13. Benjamin Righetti – Prelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5: Alla marcia (Arr. for Organ)
14. Benjamin Righetti – Cantilène Op. 26 (version pour orgue solo)
15. Benjamin Righetti – Praeludium in C-dur, BuxWV 137
16. Benjamin Righetti – Pièces choisies pour l’orgue : Plein jeu
17. Benjamin Righetti – Pièces choisies pour l’orgue: Tierce en taille
18. Benjamin Righetti – Pièces choisies pour l’orgue: Basse de trompette
19. Benjamin Righetti – Praeludium pro Organo pleno in Es-dur, BWV 552/1
20. Benjamin Righetti – Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam, BWV 684
21. Benjamin Righetti – Fuga à 5 con pedale pro Organop pleno in Es-dur, BWV 552/2
22. Benjamin Righetti – Fantasia à gusto italiano in F-dur, Krebs-WV 422
23. Benjamin Righetti – La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Marche Hongroise (Arr. for Organ by Benjamin Righetti)
24. Benjamin Righetti – Messe pour orgue: Récit de tierce en taille
25. Benjamin Righetti – Passacaglia in c-moll, BWV 582