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 ...
Label: Dorian 90016
Recorded: June 1993 in the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall (Troy, New York)
Piano: Steinway & Sons
Sinfonia to Cantata, BWV 29 (Jean Guillou, organ)
Polonaise in G Minor (a119) (Laura Risk, celtic fiddle)
Fugue in G Minor, BWV 577 (Laura Risk, celtic fiddle)
"New Claves" (Laura Risk, celtic fiddle)
iv. Gavotte (Julian Gray & Ronald Pearl, classical guitars)
v. Bourée (Julian Gray & Ronald Pearl, classical guitars)
vi. Loure (Julian Gray & Ronald Pearl, classical guitars)
vii. Gigue (Julian Gray & Ronald Pearl, classical guitars)
Chaconne from the Partita No. 2, D Minor, BWV 1004 (arr. Busoni) (Thomas Labé, piano)
Badinerie, BWV 1067 (Jean Guillou, organ)
Sarabande, BWV 977 (Jean Guillou, organ)
Toccata & Fugue, D Minor, BWV 565 (Boulder Brass)
Andante from Violin Sonata, C Major, BWV 1006 (Chatham Baroque)
Contrapunctis I, BWV 1080 (New York Kammermusiker Double Reed Ens.)
"Sheep May Safely Graze" (arr. Petri) (Andrew Rangell, piano)
Air from the Goldberg Variations (Les Violins du Roy)
Variation 26 (Les Violins du Roy)
Organ Passacaglia & Fugue in C Minor, BWV 582 (arr. Resphigi) (The Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Eduardo Mata, conductor)
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
Available as MP3 download
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.
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 ...