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 dazzling trip to imperial Vienna ... The works on this recording are full of dazzling and effervescent effects that never fail to enchant. The performer's solid technical skills allow him to present his recital in an effortless and breezy manner.”
~ The Age
(Australia)

The Virtuoso Johann Strauss
Thomas Labé, Piano

Label: Dorian Discovery 80102
Recorded in September 1991 in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy, NY)
Producer: David Walters
Piano: Steinway & Sons
Released: 1992

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1.
Carnaval de Vienne/Moriz Rosenthal
2.
Wahlstimmen/Karl Tausig
3.
Symphonic Metamorphosis of Wein, Weib und Gesang/Leopold Godowsky
4.
Man lebt nur einmal (One Lives but Once)/Karl Tausig
5.
Symphonic Metamorphosis of Die Fledermaus/Leopold Godowsky
6.
Valse-Caprice in A Major (Op. Posth.)/Karl Tausig
7.
Nachtfalter (The Moth)/Karl Tausig
8.
Arabesques on By the Beautiful Blue Danube/Adolf Schulz-Evler


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
retailers and in traditional brick and mortar stores..

Amazon.com
Available in compact disc format and MP3 download
iTunes
Available as complete album or as individual tracks
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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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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