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For nearly 90 years Gramophone magazine has had a ringside seat observing the Classical record industry as it grew, developed and evolved. With a year to go before their 90th birthday, they have launched the Gramophone Hall of Fame to celebrate the men and women who have contributed to its riches.

50 names comprise the first inductees into the Gramophone Hall of Fame from among conductors, singers, pianists, string/brass players, ensembles and producers/executives.  Each spring they will admit new honorees as voted for by Gramophone’s readers and visitors to

Featured below are the first 50 honorees inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, with selections from the ClassicsOnline catalog of releases. We have provided a link to the Hall of Fame pages for each artist, containing interviews, published pieces, video and more from the vast archives of Gramophone magazine.




String/Brass Players


Producers/Record Label Executives


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