Gramophone Hall of Fame

Introduction

The Gramophone Hall of Fame celebrates those performers, producers, engineers and label executives whose contributions to classical music recording, whether through artistic excellence, innovation or imagination, have proved the most influential and inspiring. Click on an honorees' name below to discover more about their life and recordings.

Conductors

Claudio ABBADOJohn BARBIROLLIDaniel BARENBOIMThomas BEECHAMLeonard BERNSTEINKarl BÖHMPierre BOULEZAdrian BOULTBenjamin BRITTENSergiu CELIBIDACHERiccardo CHAILLYColin DAVISGustavo DUDAMELWilhelm FURTWÄNGLERJohn Eliot GARDINERCarlo Maria GIULINIBernard HAITINKNikolaus HARNONCOURTMariss JANSONSHerbert von KARAJANCarlos KLEIBEROtto KLEMPERERRafael KUBELÍKJames LEVINECharles MACKERRASZubin MEHTARiccardo MUTI ● Simon RATTLEGeorg SOLTIGeorge SZELLArturo TOSCANINIBruno WALTER

Singers

Thomas ALLEN ● Janet BAKERCecilia BARTOLIJussi BJÖRLINGMontserrat CABALLÉMaria CALLASJosé CARRERAS ● Enrico CARUSOFeodor CHALIAPIN ● Joyce DIDONATOPlácido DOMINGODietrich FISCHER-DIESKAURenée FLEMINGAngela GHEORGHIUNicolai GHIAUROV ● Tito Gobbi ● Thomas HAMPSONMarilyn HORNEDmitri HVOROSTOVSKYSimon KEENLYSIDE ● Anna NETREBKOBirgit NILSSONJessye NORMAN ● Luciano PAVAROTTILeontyne PRICEElisabeth SCHWARZKOPFJoan SUTHERLANDKiri TE KANAWA ● Bryn TERFELFritz WUNDERLICH

Pianists

Leif Ove ANDSNESMartha ARGERICHClaudio ARRAUVladimir ASHKENAZY ● Alfred BRENDELEmil GILELSGlenn GOULDVladimir HOROWITZStephen HOUGH ● Wilhelm KEMPFFEvgeny KISSIN ● LANG LANGDinu LIPATTIRadu LUPU ● Arturo Benedetti MICHELANGELIMurray PERAHIAMaurizio POLLINISergey RACHMANINOVSviatoslav RICHTERArthur RUBINSTEIN ● Artur SCHNABEL ● Mitsuko UCHIDA

String/brass/woodwind players

Maurice ANDRÉDennis BRAINJulian BREAMPablo CASALSJacqueline DU PRÉJames GALWAYJascha HEIFETZHeinz HOLLIGERSteven ISSERLISYo-Yo MAWynton MARSALISAlbrecht MAYERYehudi MENUHINAnne-Sophie MUTTERDavid OISTRAKHEmmanuel PAHUDItzhak PERLMANJean-Pierre RAMPALMstislav ROSTROPOVICHJordi SAVALLAndrés SEGOVIAJohn WILLIAMS

Vocal and instrumental ensembles

Alban Berg Quartet ● Amadeus Quartet ● Beaux Arts Trio ● The King's Singers ● Takács Quartet ● The Tallis Scholars

Producers/engineers/record label executives

Emile BERLINERBernard COUTAZ John CULSHAWC Robert FINEFred GAISBERGKlaus HEYMANNAlain LANCERONWalter LEGGEEdward LEWIS ● Goddard LIEBERSONRichard MOHRTed PERRYKenneth WILKINSON

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