Launched by Gramophone magazine in late 2011, the Gramophone Hall of Fame is an annual listing of the men and women (artists, producers, engineers, A&R directors and label founders) who have contributed to the classical record industry. Fifty individuals and ensembles entered the Hall of Fame in its first year.[1] A special edition of the magazine (May 2012 issue)[2] celebrates this new initiative, and the list was first published online on 6 April 2012.[3]

Voting

Entrants were chosen by a public vote on Gramophone's website, with voters able to choose from a shortlist of over 200 industry figures and musicians chosen by the magazine's editors. The list is intended to be updated on a yearly basis, again, by public vote.

2012 entrants

Conductors[edit]

Claudio Abbado
John Barbirolli
Daniel Barenboim
Thomas Beecham
Leonard Bernstein
Pierre Boulez
Wilhelm Furtwängler
John Eliot Gardiner
Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Herbert von Karajan
Carlos Kleiber
Otto Klemperer
Simon Rattle
Georg Solti
Arturo Toscanini

Singers[edit]

Angela Gheorghiu
Janet Baker
Cecilia Bartoli
Jussi Björling
Maria Callas
Enrico Caruso
Joyce DiDonato
Plácido Domingo
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Birgit Nilsson
Luciano Pavarotti
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf
Joan Sutherland

Keyboard players[edit]

Martha Argerich
Claudio Arrau
Daniel Barenboim
Alfred Brendel
Glenn Gould
Vladimir Horowitz
Murray Perahia
Maurizio Pollini
Sviatoslav Richter
Arthur Rubinstein
Lang Lang

String/brass players[edit]

Pablo Casals
Jacqueline du Pré
Jascha Heifetz
Yehudi Menuhin
David Oistrakh
Itzhak Perlman
Mstislav Rostropovich

Ensembles[edit]

Beaux Arts Trio
Takács Quartet

Producers/record label executives[edit]

John Culshaw
Walter Legge
Ted Perry

2013 entrants

Conductors[edit]

Karl Böhm
Adrian Boult
Sergiu Celibidache
Colin Davis
Gustavo Dudamel
Carlo Maria Giulini
Bernard Haitink
Mariss Jansons
Rafael Kubelík
James Levine
Charles Mackerras
Zubin Mehta
George Szell
Bruno Walter

Singers[edit]

Montserrat Caballé
Renée Fleming
Thomas Hampson
Anna Netrebko
Leontyne Price
Bryn Terfel
Fritz Wunderlich

Pianists[edit]

Leif Ove Andsnes
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Emil Gilels
Wilhelm Kempff
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
Sergei Rachmaninoff
Grigory Sokolov

String/brass/woodwind players[edit]

Maurice André
Julian Bream
James Galway
Heinz Holliger
Steven Isserlis
Yo-Yo Ma
Wynton Marsalis
Albrecht Mayer
Anne-Sophie Mutter
Emmanuel Pahud
Jean-Pierre Rampal
Jordi Savall
Andrés Segovia
John Williams

Vocal and instrumental ensembles[edit]

Alban Berg Quartet
Amadeus Quartet
The King's Singers
Tallis Scholars

Producers/engineers/record label executives[edit]

Bernard Coutaz
Fred Gaisberg
Klaus Heymann
Goddard Lieberson
Kenneth Wilkinson

References

  1. ^ "Gramophone Hall of Fame". Gramophone Magazine. Retrieved 10 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Gramophone (May 2012 Edition)". Gramophone, May 2012 Edition. Exact Editions. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  3. ^ Marc, Zisman. "Le Hall of Fame de Gramophone". Qobuz. Retrieved 10 April 2012.