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Hall of Fame honour for Naxos Chairman

July 10, 2013


Klaus Heymann

Klaus Heymann, the founding chairman of Naxos, has been included in the 2013 Gramophone Hall of Fame. He received the honour in the category reserved for producers, engineers and record label executives.

Heymann, 76, still works at the helm of Naxos, his leading classical music record company, which celebrated its 25th anniversary last year. The other four citations in the category were made posthumously.

Nominations for inclusion in the Hall of Fame were made by popular vote on the magazine’s website to give recognition to people who have made influential and inspiring contributions to the classical music industry through artistic excellence, innovation or imagination.

Heymann’s long list of achievements at Naxos over the last quarter of a century includes sales of more than 115 million CDs, winning 19 GRAMMY® Awards and the development of a string of educational initiatives, including the digital Naxos Music Library, which is subscribed to by 2,600 institutions worldwide and is accessible to 15 million college students.

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