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."
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.
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.
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 ...
“Thomas Labé accompanies with great sensitivity and, just as often, with exceptional virtuosity. His playing in the Grand Duo Concertant, one of the most difficult pieces of its kind, is bold and authoritative. Labe's solo rendition of Liszt's Second Hungarian Rhapsody, which has to compete with recordings by every prominent pianist, is well interpreted and brilliantly executed.”
Liszt: Works for Violin and Piano
Rachel Barton, Violin, Thomas Labé, Piano
Recorded in March 1997 in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy, New York)
Producer: Debbie Fields
Piano: Steinway & Sons
Benedictus, S. 381
Offertorium, S. 381
Grand Duo concertant sur la romance de M. Lafont le Marin, S. 128
Romance oubliée, S. 132
Sposalizio, S. 161
Die drei Zigeuner, S. 383
Epithalam zu Eduard Reményis Vermählungsfeier, S. 129
Élégie, S. 130 (Première Élégie)
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, S. 244/2 (cadenza: Thomas Labé)
Maestro Labé's recordings are available for immediate purchase and online download though a variety of online retailers (below). Many are also available in traditional compact disc format from both online
and in traditional brick and mortar stores.
Available in compact disc format and MP3 download
Available as a complete album or as individual tracks
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