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.

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)
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.

Periodic updates on upcoming performances, recordings,and a list of what's currently on the music stand.

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 ...

A periodically updated list of current research projects.

Peruse some of the Maestro's latest reads and even find out what's currently on the night stand.

A list of reliable and worthwhile links to libraries, archives, composer resources and more.


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Risotto with Heirloom Broccoli
Creamy risotto flavored with Asiago cheese and topped with a crunchy heirloom broccoli.
(February 23, 2014)
Spicy Shrimp Tacos
A soft tortilla filled with spicy shrimp, sautéed bell peppers and onions, guacamole and salsa.
(July 20, 2011)
Crab Cakes
Chunks of lump crab meat encased in a light batter and pan fried to a gentle crisp.
(December 18, 2010)
Pizza with Homemade Mozzarella
The greatest pizza I have ever made (and maybe ever experienced).
(November 21, 2010)
Roasted Eggplant Caponata
Roasted eggplant, tomatoes and onions combined with olives, capers and garlic.
(July 20, 2010)
Summer Vegetable Frittata
Farm fresh eggs and a well seasoned black steel pan make for a delicious frittata.
(July 3, 2010)
Roasted Eggplant and Balsamic Onion Pizza
Roasted Ichiban eggplants topped with carmelized onions.
(June 19, 2010)
Spinach, Sundried Tomato and Goat Cheese Pizza
Spinach and goat cheese make a perfect combination.
(June 10, 2010)
Tuscan Style Sautéed Spinach
Baby spinach is sautéed in olive oil with lots of garlic and crushed red pepper.
(June 9, 2010)
Blackberry Ice Cream
A purée of fresh blackberries adds a subtle flavor and appealing color to this simple ice cream.
(May 6, 2010)
Chunky Vegetable Fried Rice
Chunks of crisp fresh vegetables set this fried rice apart from the expected.
(May 6, 2010)
Blue Crab Pizza
Pizza dough generously brushed with olive oil and topped with garlic, oregano and blue crab.
(January 2, 2010)
Roasted Tomato Salsa
A medley of roasted tomatoes, onions, jalapeno peppers and garlic.
(December 21, 2009)
Shrimp with Black Bean Sauce
Stir fried shrimp and vegetables finished with a spicy black bean sauce.
(December 17, 2009)
Autumn Pizza
Roasted vegetables, artichoke hearts and Kalamata olives with Fontina cheese.
(November 16, 2009)
Rice au Beurre
This simple recipe for "buttered" rice can be easily molded for an attractive presentation.
(October 20, 2009)
Old School Mashed Potatoes
The kind grandmother might have made. No skin, no lumps and lots of milk and butter.
(July 8, 2009)

Sautéed Asparagus
Asparagus spears are blanched, then sautéed in olive oil, and finished with a touch of garlic and lemon juice.
(July 7, 2009)

Pizza Dough Crisps
Pizza dough is stretched very thin, brushed will olive oil, garlic and salt, baked until crisp then torn into small pieces.
(July 5, 2009)
Dark Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream
A raspberry reduction swirls through this decadent chocolate ice cream.
(July 2, 2009)

Dhania Chicken
This spicy dish is great when served with injera and a lentil pilaf.
(June 22, 2009)
Wild Mushroom Risotto
A mix of sautéed wild mushrooms is folded into a creamy risotto made with red wine.
(June 20, 2009)
Bin Dae Duk
A sort of Korean pancake made from mung beans. Normally served as an appetizer, it freezes well and can make a meal itself.
(June 14, 2009)
Shrimp with Red Peppers and Peanuts
A simple and colorful stir fry with slivers of sweet red bell pepper contrasted with crunchy toasted peanuts.
(June 6, 2009)
Pizza Puttanesca
Puttanesca sauce, raw onions soaked in ice water and fresh arugula top this pizza.
(June 3, 2009)

Strawberry Ice Cream
Chunks of ripe strawberries from the garden fleck this ice cream.
(June 2, 2009)

Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
These seasonal, diminutive heritage potatoes are packed with flavor.
(February 21, 2009)

Mongolian Fire Pot
Nothing could be more festive for the holidays than the Mongolian fire pot.
(January 4, 2009)
A kind of glorified toast, this recipe features cracked pepper sourdough bread topped with oven roasted tomatoes and fresh herbs.
(January 3, 2009)
Roasted Vegetable Soup
A variety of root vegetables are roasted then pureed to create a supreme comfort food.
(January 3, 2009)
Pan Seared Yellowfin Tuna
Sushi grade yellowfin tuna coated with coarse ground coriander seeds and black pepper.
(November 26, 2008)
Pasta Puttanesca
An earthy sauce made with anchovies, olives, capers, tomatoes and lots of garlic.
(November 22, 2008)
Blackened Baby Portabello Mushrooms
You'll need plenty of ventilation to make this side dish but it's certainly worth it.
(October 26, 2008)
Oven Baked Sea Scallops
Sea scallops are simmered in butter, white wine, lemon juice and garlic then gently baked.
(October 26, 2008)
Roasted Red Potato Salad
A simple salad of oven roasted potatoes tossed with red onion, parsley and mayonnaise.
(October 14, 2008)
Seasonal Vegetable Roast
One of the most flavorful and colorful ways to present a variety of seasonal vegetables.
(October 12, 2008)
Creole Shrimp
More flavor with a lot less sodium than the commercially available creole seasonings.
(October 5, 2008)
Cajun Rice
A vegertarian take incorporating fragrant jasmine rice.
(September 28, 2008)
Frutti di Bosco Ice Cream
It's farewell to the summer here with this "fruits of the forest" (mixed berries) flavor.
(September 28, 2008)
Pasta with Shrimp and Roasted Red Pepper

An interesting twist on the Genovese favorite..
(September 27, 2008)
Blueberry Ice Cream
A subtly flavored fruit ice cream with a rich purple color.
(September 21, 2008)
Tandoori Chicken Skewers
Chicken scallops are marinated in yogurt, lemon juice and Indian spices then grilled on skewers.
(August 23, 2008)
Blistery on the outside, chewy on the inside, it's a challenge to make naan without a Tandoori oven.
(August 23, 2008)
Mango Lassi
This mildly sweet yogurt drink is the perfect foil to a blistery hot vindaloo.
(August 10, 2008)
Wild Rice Pilaf
Diced carrots and yellow onion tossed with wild rice makes for a colorful, nutritious side dish.
(August 9, 2008)

Oven Candied Tomatoes
Vine ripened tomatoes are slow roasted, steeped in olive oil and infused with fresh herbs.
(August 7, 2008)

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Bits of fresh bing cherries mixed with small chocolate chips combine in this kids' favorite.
(July 26, 2008)
Pizza Margherita
The classic pizza which originated in Naples is a simple combination of fresh buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes topped with fresh basil leaves.
(July 26, 2008)
Fresh Fruit Smoothie
A delicious and satisfying combination of fresh fruits, yogurt and ice. A little goes a long way.
(July 25, 2008)
Risotto With Zucchini Blossoms
Vegetable broth, sparkling white wine and julienned fresh zucchini blossoms create a great summer combination.
(July 25, 2008)
Peach Ice Cream
Savory pieces of peach dot the texture of this simple ice cream.
(July 20, 2008)
Bhaigan Bhartha
An Indian dish of mashed roasted eggplant and tomatoes seasoned with red onions, garlic and spices.
(July 15, 2008)
Greek Salad
Hearts of romaine, roasted red peppers, Kalamata olives and feta cheese, all tossed with a yogurt, lemon juice and fresh herb dressing.
(July 14, 2008)
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.



From artisan pizza to a Chinese feast, the cooking videos are coming soon!


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!


A periodically updated collection of some of my favorite online haunts, from sources for professional ingredients to exotic, special interest or novelty food items..

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 ...

Enter the gallery for pictures not only of my horse, but two dogs and a cow as well!

Videos of my horse in action.

Here are links to some of my favorite horse sites, for tack, apparel and more.

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