Various honours and distinctions for his achievements were bestowed upon Ferenc Fricsay.
He received the Grand Prix du Disque for the orchestra recordings of
Bartók "Konzert für Orchester"
Mozart "Don Giovanni"
Bartók 2. and 3. Klavierkonzert (G. Anda)
Bartók "Herzog Blaubarts Burg”
The commemorative Medal he was given in gratitude for the first Eurovisions-Live-Broadcast in the Benefit concert, dedicated exclusively to the Music of Johann Strauss, was on the occasion of the inauguration of the rebuilt National Theater of Munich.