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 ...
“Thomas Labé plays as if his very life depended on it, totally in command, completely aware of the vital ‘ebb and flow’ of the music. The recorded sound is just short of demonstration caliber, too. All the pluses add up to a release that simply must be heard.”
~ Classics Today
Howard Hanson: Works for Piano
Thomas Labé, Piano
Label: Naxos 8.559047
Recorded in July 1999 at the Living Arts Centre (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Producers: Norbert Kraft and Bonnie Silver
Piano: Steinway & Sons
Read Liner Notes
Two Yuletide Pieces, Op. 19 (1919)
Poèmes érotiques, Op. 9 (1917-19)
Sonata in A Minor, Op. 11 (1919)
Three Miniatures, Op. 12 (1918-19)
Three Études, Op. 18 (1920)
For The First Time (1970)
Tamara and Bolshoi
The Deserted House
The Eccentric Clock
Slumber Song (undated)
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
Naxos Music Library
Available in streaming audio format with subscription
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