BIOGRAPHY
The singular, compelling artistry of pianist Thomas Labé has been embraced by audiences and critics alike the world over. His 1987 debut at New York's Carnegie Hall (as First Prize winner of the Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition) was singled out by The New York Times as "the most interesting among the week's debutantes."

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RECORDINGS
Thomas Labé's growing list of commercially released recordings has garnered exceptional praise in the international press including a "Best of the Year" citation for his debut recording, The Virtuoso Johann Strauss (1992). Click on any of the links below for complete information.

The Virtuoso Johann Strauss (1992)

Transcendental Bach (1994)

Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano (1997)

Howard Hanson: Works for Piano (2000)

Dedication: Music of Robert Schumann (2008)

Visions of Bach (2000) - compilation

Nostalgie: Original German Cast Recording (1992)
VIDEOS
Click here for complete information and links to videos by Thomas Labé ranging from perennial favorites like Claude Debussy's "Clair de lune" to a world-premiere recording of Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental Organ Prelude and Fugue in B Minor in a dazzling piano arrangement.

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THE LATEST
Periodic updates on upcoming performances, recordings,and a list of what's currently on the music stand.

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PUBLICATIONS
As a scholar of the piano repertoire, Thomas Labé has examined manuscripts and other source materials for composers ranging from Johann Sebastian Bach to Lionel Barrymore. His first publication as editor-in-chief, a landmark new edition of Robert Schumann's beloved Piano Concerto in A Minor ...

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RESEARCH
A periodically updated list of current research projects.

RESEARCH
READING LIST
Find out what's on the Maestro's most recent recommended reading list, and what's currently on the nightstand.

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SCHOLAR LINKS
A list of reliable and worthwhile links to libraries, archives, composer resources and more.

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  • NATURAL LIFESTYLE
  • TACK & APPAREL
  • GIFTS & ACCESSORIES
  • BOOKS & LORE

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the Maestro's favorite haunts.

Naked Horsemanship
This is the companion website to Joe Camp's book The Soul of a Horse (which convinced me to take my horses to barefoot soundness). Barefoot hooves and natural living conditions dominate the site. There is a large gallery of convincing photographs of barefoot champions (in all disciplines) and don't miss the video "Dancing Barefoot." If you're looking for a barefoot trimmer there are lots of links.

The Horse's Hoof
A repository of articles and resources for barefoot hoof care. Lots of interesting photographs, links and a growing number of "Trimcasts" which can be viewed online or downloaded as podcasts on iTunes.
Hoof Rehabilitation Specialists
This is the website of natural horse trimmer and guru Pete Ramey and contains a wealth of information and links on natural hoof care.

All Natural Horse Care
First came the box stall out of convenience or necessity (keeping horses in the confined space of a hill top fortress, for example, during the Middle Ages). Next came all the hoof, joint and soundness issues when the horses weren't on the move day and night, flexing and naturally wearing down their hooves. The solution? Nailed on metal shoes (which solved the problem in the short term, yet set the horse up for a lifetime of hoof, joint and related health problems, and quite often, terminal lameness). Removing the shoes and returning the horse to its natural biological environment (in which it has survived over fifty million years) is the way of the future, and putting the horse and its needs first is the cornerstone of this informative website.


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the Maestro's favorite haunts.

Dover Saddlery
A premiere outlet for anything ever needed in connection with a horse. Products range from the economical to the decadent, with a heavy lean towards English riding. Amazing deals on sale items.
Net Equestrian
Don't look for saddles or helmets here, but you'll find just about everything else plus a large collection of unique gifts and apparel. And shipping is free on orders over $100.
Beval Saddlery
Beval Saddlery recently bought Salem Saddlery and the result is an ever larger collection of English riding gear.
Equestrian Collections
An online superstore with a vast selection of items (from underwear to saddles), gifts, and lots of sales and closeout items.
SmartPak Equine
Known for its easy to dispense horse supplements, SmartPak also offers the full range of riding gear and barn supplies. (Visit SmartPakCanine.com to keep the dogs happy.)
Equishopper
Another mega-site boasting "everything for horse & rider."

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the Maestro's favorite haunts.

Back in the Saddle
Some apparel and riding gear, but above all horse themed gifts and whatnot.

 
Wild Horsefeathers
"Fueled by the antics and dreams of our four horse crazy daughters, Wild Horsefeathers was born as a whimsical labor of love. It has evolved into an integral part of daily farm life in the loft of a stable in Rhode Island. All phases of catalog production are done within earshot of a whinny, a nicker or two."
 
Horse Lovers Gifts
Horse themed apparel, jewelry, artwork, barn decor, and lot's more including horse shaped pasta!
Vermont Teddy Bear
Think you need an equestrian teddy bear? This is the only place I know you will find one.

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the Maestro's favorite haunts.

Equisearch
This is the online repository of information and articles from no less than five horse magazines (Equus, Dressage Today, Horse & Rider, Practical Horseman and Arabian Horse World). It is cross indexed from horse care to riding disciplines, has lots of blogs and is searchable.
HorseBooksEtc.
An indexed collection of thousands of horse books, DVDs, etc.
RECIPES
Cooking is my favorite form of relaxation and has a lot in common with giving a musical performance - both involve preparation and presentation. Click on the links below to view the ever-expanding body of animated recipes.

RECIPES BY COURSE

RECIPES BY CUISINE

MOST RECENT
VIDEOS
From artisan pizza to a Chinese feast, the cooking videos are coming soon!

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KITCHEN GALLERY
Enter the gallery for photographs and information on some of my favorite kitchen gear. I'm not one for gadgets and gimmicks but this collection I find indispensable. Coming soon, cooking videos!

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FAVORITE COOKBOOKS
FOOD LINKS
A periodically updated collection of some of my favorite online haunts, from sources for professional ingredients to exotic, special interest or novelty food items..

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HORSE LIFE
Horses came roaring into my life about eight years ago and they're here to stay! Whether charging over a course of fences, hacking around in the open pasture at sunset, or even grabbing a sandwich, a bag of carrots, and having "lunch" with the herd ...

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GALLERY
Enter the gallery for pictures not only of my horse, but two dogs and a cow as well!

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VIDEOS
Videos of my horse in action.

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HORSE LINKS
Here are links to some of my favorite horse sites, for tack, apparel and more.

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