Gramophone Hall of Fame

Introduction

In 2012 we launched the Gramophone Hall of Fame to celebrate 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. We ran a vote on this website to help select 50 new artists to join the initial 50 in 2013 and the complete Gramophone Hall of Fame is presented below. Click on an honourees' name to discover more about their life and recordings.

To vote for who you think should be inducted into the 2014 Gramophone Hall of Fame please visit the voting page.

Conductors

Claudio ABBADOJohn BARBIROLLIDaniel BARENBOIMThomas BEECHAMLeonard BERNSTEINKarl BÖHMPierre BOULEZAdrian BOULTSergiu CELIBIDACHEColin DAVISGustavo DUDAMELWilhelm FURTWÄNGLERJohn Eliot GARDINERCarlo Maria GIULINIBernard HAITINKNikolaus HARNONCOURTMariss JANSONSHerbert von KARAJANCarlos KLEIBEROtto KLEMPERERRafael KUBELÍKJames LEVINECharles MACKERRASZubin MEHTASimon RATTLEGeorg SOLTIGeorge SZELLArturo TOSCANINIBruno WALTER

Singers

Janet BAKERCecilia BARTOLIJussi BJÖRLINGMontserrat CABALLÉMaria CALLASEnrico CARUSOJoyce DIDONATOPlácido DOMINGODietrich FISCHER-DIESKAURenée FLEMINGThomas HAMPSONAnna NETREBKOBirgit NILSSONLuciano PAVAROTTILeontyne PRICEElisabeth SCHWARZKOPFJoan SUTHERLANDBryn TERFELFritz WUNDERLICH

Pianists

Leif Ove ANDSNESMartha ARGERICHClaudio ARRAUVladimir ASHKENAZYDaniel BARENBOIMAlfred BRENDELEmil GILELSGlenn GOULDVladimir HOROWITZWilhelm KEMPFFLANG LANGArturo Benedetti MICHELANGELIMurray PERAHIAMaurizio POLLINISergey RACHMANINOVSviatoslav RICHTERArthur RUBINSTEIN

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

Bernard COUTAZ John CULSHAWFred GAISBERGKlaus HEYMANNWalter LEGGEGoddard LIEBERSONTed PERRYKenneth WILKINSON

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