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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•A visit will be made to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in April-May 2014 to study the vast collection (published and unpublished) of Chinese piano music held there

• The video performance of Debussy's "Claire de lune" has just been featured on two websites:

(1) The English language version of the Madrid-based Cultura Inquieta

(2) The online piano magaine Clavier Explorer

• A presentation titled "BrowserPoint: Presenting and Teaching from Dedicated Websites" was given twice at the 21st Century Learning Sixth Annual Conference at the Convention and Exposition Center in Hong Kong on December 12-14, 2014

• A performance was given in Hyderabad, India in March 2013 in tandem with research into Hindustani Classical Music

• A concert tour of Taiwan took place in May-June, 2012 performing recitals, giving master classes and appearing as keynote speaker, presenter and lecture-recitalist at an International Conference on the Editing of Music and Editions.

• Post session production work is complete on Johann Sebastian Bach: A Spiritual Concert for Two Pianos: Selections from the Cantatas and Chorale Preludes (Thomas Labé & Hyunsoon Whang, pianists). Recorded in March 2008 in the Libby Gardner Hall at the University of Utah, it features many world premiere recordings of this interesting and neglected repertoire. The selections for the project were chosen by Dr. Arthur Schanz, who has spent a lifetime collecting and cataloging all known piano arrangements of Bach's work and whose research was recently published in J.S. Bach in der Klaviertranskription (Eisenach: Wagner, 2002). Alongside well known pieces are never-before-heard gems of the transcription repertoire, as well as my own new two piano transciption of the opening chorus from the cantata Nun komm der heiden Heiland II, BWV 62. The recording will be released sometime in 2013.



• Chopin: Barcarolle, Op. 60
• Schubert: Sonata in D Major, D. 850
• Albéniz: Cantos de España


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

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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
Here are links to some of my favorite food sites, from professional equipment supplies to exotic food stuffs.

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FOOD BLOG
Welcome to Chez Labé, my blog having everything to do with great food and wine. Join in to swap recipes, ideas, techniques and anything else.

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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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