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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  • RECORDED PERFORMANCES
  • LIVE PERFORMANCES

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All links below play in stereo.

Puccini/Labé
Grand Fantasy on Themes from La Bohème


Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
From the Suite bergamasque,
Clair de lune
Thomas Labé, Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Organ Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
Part I: Prelude
Transcribed for solo piano by Ivan Karlovitsch Tscherlitzky (1799-1865)
Thomas Labé, Piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Organ Prelude and Fugue in B Minor, BWV 544
Part II: Fugue
Transcribed for solo piano by Ivan Karlovitsch Tscherlitzky (1799-1865)
Thomas Labé, Piano

Franz Liszt (1811-86)
From Années de Pèlerinage,
Troisième Année,
Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
Thomas Labé, Piano

César Franck (1822-90)
Organ Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18
Part I: Prelude
Transcribed for solo piano by Harold Bauer (1873-1951)
Thomas Labé, Piano

César Franck (1822-90)
Organ Prelude, Fugue and Variation, Op. 18
Part II: Fugue and Variation
Transcribed for solo piano by Harold Bauer (1873-1951)
Thomas Labé, Piano

Monique Cerf (1930-97)
"Ma plus belle histoire" arranged for solo piano by Michel Block (1937-2003)
Thomas Labé, Piano


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
"Seht, was die Liebe thut" ("See what His love can do")
Arranged for two pianos by Hubert Foss (1899-1953)
Thomas Labé and Hyunsoon Whang, Pianists


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All links below play in stereo.

Franz Liszt (1811-86)
From Années d e Pèlerinage,
Première Année: Suisse
2. Au lac de Wallenstadt
Thomas Labé, Piano

Franz Liszt (1811-86)
From Années de Pèlerinage,
Première Année: Suisse
6. Vallée d'Obermann (part 1)
Thomas Labé, Piano


Franz Liszt (1811-86)
From Années de Pèlerinage,
Première Année: Suisse
6. Vallée d'Obermann (part 2)
Thomas Labé, Piano

 
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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