I have no quibbles with most of the musicians chosen for the Gramophone Hall of Fame. But I am shocked by the fact that Simon Rattle has been chosen whereas Gunter Wand has been omitted. I am sorry to say this but unfortunately tribalism is a part of human nature. I love classical music and have been collecting for many years but have consistently seen that British critics cannot be trusted to be unbiased as regards British musicians. I therefore read American critics too (Classics today mainly) and rely on my own judgement. Even so distinguished a critic such as Andrew Clements while reviewing Chailly's Beethoven cycle said it was comparable to that of Rattle.
I would like to start a discussion on this topic and would welcome others views. Anand