Magazine article Gramophone

Gramophone Hall of Fame

Magazine article Gramophone

Gramophone Hall of Fame

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For the third year running Gramophone has invited readers to vote for the performers, producers, engineers and label executives who have shaped the classical music recording industry. In the following pages you can discover the 25--including five nominated by us- who we welcome into the Gramophone Hall of Fame joining the already illustrious list below

Claudio Abbado * John Barbirolli * Daniel Barenboim * Thomas Beecham * Leonard Bernstein * Karl Bohm * Pierre Boulez Adrian Boult * Sergiu Celibidache * Colin Davis * Gustavo Dudamel * Wilhelm Furtwangler * John Eliot Gardiner Carlo Maria Giulini * Bernard Haitink * Nikolaus Harnoncourt * Mariss jansons * Herbert von Karajan * Carlos Kleiber Otto Klemperer * Rafael Kubelik * James Levine * Charles Mackerras * Zubin Mehta * Simon Rattle * Georg Solti * George Szell Arturo Toscanini * Bruno Walter


Janet Baker * Cecilia Bartoli * Jussi Bjorling * Montserrat Caballe * Maria Callas * Enrico Caruso * Joyce DiDonato Placido Domingo * Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau * Renee Fleming * Thomas Hampson * Anna Netrebko * Birgit Nilsson Luciano Pavarotti * Leontyne Price * Elisabeth Schwarzkopf * Joan Sutherland * Bryn Terfel * Fritz Wunderlich


Leif Ove Andsnes * Martha Argerich * Claudio Arrau * Vladimir Ashkenazy * Alfred Brendel * Emil Gilels Glenn Gould * Vladimir Horowitz * Wilhelm Kempff * Lang Lang * Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli * Murray Perahia Maurizio Pollini * Sergey Rachmaninov * Sviatoslav Richter * Arthur Rubinstein

String/brass/woodwind players

Maurice Andre * Dennis Brain * Julian Bream * Pablo Casals * Jacqueline du Pre * James Galway * Jascha Heifetz * Heinz Holliger Steven Isserlis * Yo-Yo Ma * Wynton Marsalis * Albrecht Mayer * Yehudi Menuhin * Anne-Sophie Mutter * David Oistrakh Emmanuel Pahud * Itzhak Perlman * Jean-Pierre Rampal * Mstislav Rostropovich * Jordi Savall * Andres Segovia * John Williams

Vocal and instrumental ensembles

Alban Berg Quartet * Amadeus Quartet * Beaux Arts Trio * The King's Singers * Takacs Quartet * The Tallis Scholars

Producers/engineers/record label executives

Bernard Coutaz * John Culshaw * Fred Gaisberg * Klaus Heymann * Walter Legge * Goddard Lieberson * Ted Perry Kenneth Wilkinson


Winning the 1989 Cardiff Singer of the World competition launched Hvorostovsky's career.

Debuts at La Scala and Covent Garden followed

I in 1992 and his reputation was established. He is a highly regarded interpreter of Russian song.


I am so pleased that Dmitri Hvorostovsky is to be inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame. Besides being a wonderful colleague, Dmitri possesses a voice with a quality of velvet that is both a joy to hear and immediately recognisable. Dmitri's technique is impeccable--he has the best breath control I've ever encountered. He is a consummate musician. Add to this his charisma and committed portrayals, and you have a complete singing artist.

I was fortunate to be able to sing my only full role from the Russian repertoire, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, with Dmitri in the title-role, and I still regard it as a career high point. Our concerts together in St Petersburg and Moscow were also a delight.

expect Dmitri's artistry to go on undiminished, in the tradition of other great Verdi baritones, forever.


'In this Moonlit Night'

Dmitri Hvorostovsky bar Ivari IIja pf

Ondine [F] ODE1216-2 (4/13)

DINU LIPATTI (1917-50) Pianist

When Lipatti came second in the Vienna International Piano Competition in 1933, Alfred Cortot resigned from the jury in protest. Lipatti signed an exclusive recording contract with Columbia in 1946 and worked regularly with producer Walter Legge. He gave his final recital in 1950 playing tnusic closest to his heart: Mozart, Bach, Schubert and Chopin. …

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