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Grammy Awards of 1963

The 5th Grammy Awards were held in 1963. They recognized accomplishments by musicians for the year 1962.

Award winners:

* Record of the Year
o Tony Bennett for "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"

* Album of the Year (other than classical)
o Vaughn Meader for The First Family

* Song of the Year
o Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (songwriters) for "What Kind of Fool Am I" performed by Anthony Newley

* Best New Artist
o Robert Goulet


* Best Recording for Children
o Leonard Bernstein (conductor) for Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals/Britten: Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra


* Best Classical Performance - Orchestra
o Igor Stravinsky (conductor) & the Columbia Symphony Orchestra for Stravinsky: The Firebird Ballet
* Best Classical Performance - Vocal Soloist (with or without orchestra)
o Leonard Bernstein (conductor), Eileen Farrell & the New York Philharmonic for Gotterdamerung - Brunnhilde's Immolation Scene/Wesendonck Songs
* Best Opera Recording
o Georg Solti (conductor), Robert Merrill, Leontyne Price, Giorgio Tozzi, Jon Vickers, & the Rome Opera House Orchestra for Verdi: Aida
* Best Classical Performance - Choral (other than opera)
o Otto Klemperer (conductor), Wilhelm Pitz (choir director) & the Philharmonia Orchestra & Chorus for Bach: St. Matthew Passion
* Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (with orchestra)
o Igor Stravinsky (conductor), Isaac Stern & the Columbia Symphony Orchestra for Stravinsky: Violin Concerto in D
* Best Classical Performance - Instrumental Soloist or Duo (without orchestra)
o Vladimir Horowitz for Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz
* Best Classical Performance - Chamber Music
o Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky & William Primrose for The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts With Primrose, Pennario and Guests
* Best Contemporary Composition
o Igor Stravinsky (composer and conductor) for Stravinsky: The Flood
* Album of the Year - Classical
o Vladimir Horowitz for Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz


* Best Comedy Performance
o Vaughn Meader for The First Family

Composing and arranging

* Best Instrumental Theme
o Bobby Scott & Ric Marlowe (composers) for "A Taste of Honey"
* Best Instrumental Arrangement
o Henry Mancini (arranger) for "Baby Elephant Walk"
* Best Background Arrangement
o Marty Manning (arranger) for "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" performed by Tony Bennett


* Best Country & Western Recording
o Burl Ives for "Funny Way of Laughin' "


* Best Folk Recording
o Peter, Paul and Mary for "If I Had a Hammer"


* Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording
o Mahalia Jackson for Great Songs of Love and Faith


* Best Jazz Performance - Soloist Or Small Group (Instrumental)
o Stan Getz for "Desafinado"
* Best Jazz Performance - Large Group (Instrumental)
o Stan Kenton for Adventures in Jazz
* Best Original Jazz Composition
o Vince Guaraldi (composer) for "Cast Your Fate to the Winds" performed by the Vince Guaraldi Trio

Musical Show

* Best Original Cast Show Album
o Richard Rodgers (composer) & the original cast (Richard Kiley, Diahann Carroll, Bernice Mass, Noelle Adam, Don Chastain, Mitchell Gregg & Noelle Adam) for No Strings

Packaging and Notes

* Best Album Cover - Classical
o Marvin Schwartz (art director) for The Intimate Bach performed by Laurindo Almeida, Virginia Majewski & Vincent de Rosa
* Best Album Cover - Other Than Classical
o Robert M. Jones (art director) for Lena...Lovely and Alive performed by Lena Horne


* Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female
o Ella Fitzgerald for Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson Riddle
* Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male
o Tony Bennett for "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"
* Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal
o Peter, Paul and Mary for "If I Had a Hammer"
* Best Performance by a Chorus
o The New Christy Minstrels for Presenting the New Christy Minstrels
* Best Performance by an Orchestra - for Dancing
o Joe Harnell for Fly Me to the Moon Bossa Nova
* Best Performance by an Orchestra or Instrumentalist with Orchestra, Not for Jazz or Dancing
o Peter Nero for The Colorful Peter Nero
* Best Rock and Roll Recording
o Bent Fabric for "Alley Cat"

Production and engineering

* Best Engineering Contribution - Other Than Novelty and Other Than Classical
o Al Schmitt (engineer) for Hatari! performed by Henry Mancini
* Best Engineered Recording - Classical
o Lewis W. Layton (engineer), Fritz Reiner (conductor) & the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra
* Best Engineering Contribution - Novelty
o Robert Fine (engineer) for The Civil War, Vol. I performed by Martin Gabel & Frederick Fennell


* Best Rhythm & Blues Recording
o Ray Charles for "I Can't Stop Loving You"


* Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (other than comedy)
o Charles Laughton for The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton