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 HARNONCOURTChristopher HOGWOODMariss JANSONSHerbert von KARAJANCarlos KLEIBEROtto KLEMPERERRafael KUBELÍKJames LEVINECharles MACKERRASNeville MARRINERZubin MEHTAYevgeny MRAVINSKY ● Riccardo MUTIEugene ORMANDY ● Antonio PAPPANO ● Trevor PINNOCKSimon RATTLEGeorg SOLTIGeorge SZELLMichael TILSON THOMASArturo TOSCANINIBruno WALTER

Singers

Thomas ALLENJanet BAKERCecilia BARTOLIJussi BJÖRLINGMontserrat CABALLÉMaria CALLASJosé CARRERASEnrico CARUSOFeodor CHALIAPINJoyce DIDONATOPlácido DOMINGOKathleen FERRIERDietrich FISCHER-DIESKAURenée FLEMINGAngela GHEORGHIUNicolai GHIAUROVTito GobbiThomas HAMPSONMarilyn HORNEHans HOTTERDmitri HVOROSTOVSKYGundula JANOWITZ ● Simon KEENLYSIDE  ● Emma KIRKBYAnna NETREBKOBirgit NILSSONJessye NORMANAnne Sofie von OTTER ● Luciano PAVAROTTILeontyne PRICEElisabeth SCHWARZKOPFJoan SUTHERLANDRenata TEBALDIKiri TE KANAWABryn TERFELFritz WUNDERLICH

Pianists/harpsichordists

Leif Ove ANDSNESMartha ARGERICHClaudio ARRAUVladimir ASHKENAZYAlfred BRENDELEmil GILELSGlenn GOULDFriedrich GULDA ● Marc-André HAMELINAngela HEWITTVladimir HOROWITZStephen HOUGHWilhelm KEMPFFEvgeny KISSINGustav LEONHARDT ● LANG LANGDinu LIPATTIRadu LUPUArturo Benedetti MICHELANGELIMurray PERAHIAMaurizio POLLINISergey RACHMANINOVSviatoslav RICHTERArthur RUBINSTEINAndrás SCHIFFArtur SCHNABELGrigory SOKOLOV ● 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 LEWISGoddard LIEBERSONRichard MOHRTed PERRYKenneth WILKINSON

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