International Artists Records

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International Artists Records (IA) (International Artists Foundation) is a current and active recording company based in New York City which started in 1956 for the express purpose of furthering classical music. It came under new ownership in 1972 and since that time has been involved with the Musical Publications, Records, CDs, DVDs, and concerts industry. International Artists produces the weekly television show "Crescendo!" which airs in New York City and 51 other major cities on TimeWarner Cable and Seattle, Washington on Seattle Community Media.

Roster of artists and performing organizations include: Mark Andersen, Lynn Andersen, David Huggins, Maggie Charles, John Grenon, Linda Hartley, Alexandra Suchocki, Dimitri Toscas, Irene Maddox, Nicholas Milton, Janiel Miller, Harper Tasche, The Manhattan Philharmonic Orchestra, The John Hays Hammond Castle Museum, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Royal Albert Hall, The New York City Library Concert Series, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, artist Catherine Dahlstrom and photographer Wes Bennett. Cast recordings of musical theater and cabaret performances include "Endless Song", "Longtime Companion", "Widow's Waltz", "42nd Street and Other Music of the Night", "All the Things You Are", "You Are My Song", "The Celestina", and "Best Friends" to name a few. For many years International Artists produced the "Celebrity Showcase" radio program from New York City and continues to produce music for broadcast today. The family of companies under International Artists includes International Church Publications with over 300 works for church musicians published. In 1956 the primary medium was Stereo LP albums. Since that time it has evolved along with the recording industry and offerings are now only on CD and DVD.

International Artists also has a YouTube channel (internationalaritsts) and a Facebook Page (International Artists Foundation).

Television Show[edit]

Crescendo!
Crescendo! TV show opening.png
Genre Music
Created by Mark Andersen
Lynn Andersen
Starring
  • Mark Andersen
  • Lynn Andersen
  • Janiel Miller
  • Genevieve Picard
  • Emily Rostykus
  • Joel Hales
  • Kelle Brown
  • Meg Brennand
  • James Garlick
  • David White
  • Lesley Miller Chapin
  • Simone Porter
  • and many more
Theme music composer Bach
Opening theme Cantata BWV 29
"Wir danken dir, Gott, wir danken dir"
"Sinfonia"
by Johann Sebastien Bach
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 14
No. of episodes 327
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Mark Andersen
  • Lynn Andersen
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 28 minutes
Production company(s) International Artists Foundation
Distributor Seattle Community Media
TimeWarner Cable
Release
Picture format 640x480 4:3 (SDTV)
Audio format Stereo
Original release May 18, 2003 (2003-05-18) – present (present)
External links
Official website

The production of Crescendo! began in 2003 in upstate New York. In Oneonta, the WISF station manager, Walter Rasmussen, requested a 28 minute music television show featuring the organist Mark Andersen that he could air on his station. The result is Crescendo! which became the 2nd most popular show on the station. In 2006 the musicians moved to Seattle, WA, and Crescendo! began airing on SCAN TV as well. In 2006 Crescendo! was selected to air on TimeWarner Cable in New York City after winning a slot for a Christmas program. TimeWarner Cable has continued to air Crescendo! on its cable access channels all over the United States. In 2011 SCAN TV was shut down by the city of Seattle, and broadcast was moved to Seattle Community Media (SCM) at North Seattle Community College. In 2013, Crescendo! began airing on IETV (In Time Education TV) in Saint Lucia. Many of the episodes of Crescendo! are filmed at Daniels Recital Hall Crescendo! now has reached the milestone of over 300 episodes.

In 2016 a YouTube podcast from the Crescendo! TV show was selected as number 2 in a Top 10 Video Game Theme Covers by WatchMojo. From Episode 225, "To Zanarkand" arrange by Mark Andersen, featuring Lynn Andersen and Brandon Victor on Duo English Handbells was selected for the honor. (See link below in External Links)

Awards[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 The 2009 SCAN Awards Favorite Arts or Entertainment Program Crescendo! Won
2009 The 2009 SCAN Awards Favorite Music Program Crescendo! Won
2009 The 2009 SCAN Awards Favorite Locally Produced Program Crescendo! Won
2009 The 2009 SCAN Awards Most Creative Idea for a Program Crescendo! Won
2010 The 2010 SCAN Awards Favorite Music Program Crescendo! Won
2010 The 2010 SCAN Awards Favorite Locally Produced Program Crescendo! Nominated
2010 The 2010 SCAN Awards Crew Member Of The Year - Lynn Andersen Crescendo! Won
2010 The 2010 SCAN Awards Producer Of The Year - Lynn Andersen Crescendo! Nominated
2010 TimeWarner Cable Awards Independent New York Music Program of the Year Crescendo! International Artists Won
2011 TimeWarner Cable Awards Independent New York Music Program of the Year Crescendo! International Artists Won
2012 TimeWarner Cable Awards Independent New York Music Program of the Year Crescendo! International Artists Won
2013 Seattle Award Program Seattle 2013 Award Concert Music Halls Daniels Recital Hall, Mark Andersen Won
2013 TimeWarner Cable Awards New York City Classical Music Program of the Year Crescendo! International Artists Won
2013 MarCom Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 279 Best of Crescendo Won
2014 AVA Digital Awards Platinum Winner Crescendo! Episode 279 Best of Crescendo Won
2014 Seattle Award Program Seattle 2014 Award - Music International Artists Foundation Won
2014 Seattle Award Program Business Hall of Fame - 2 Consecutive Years International Artists Foundation Won
2014 Videographer Awards Award of Distinction - Original Music Crescendo! Episode 279 Best of Crescendo Won
2014 MarCom Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 283 Daniels Recital Hall - Great Love Themes Won
2014 MarCom Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 292 Daniels Recital Hall - The Golden Age Of Theater Organ Won
2014 TimeWarner Cable Awards New York City Classical Music Program of the Year Crescendo! International Artists Won
2015 AVA Digital Awards Platinum Winner Crescendo! Episode 283 Daniels Recital Hall - Great Love Themes Won
2015 AVA Digital Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 292 Daniels Recital Hall - The Golden Age Of Theater Organ Won
2015 Seattle Award Program Business Hall of Fame - 3 Consecutive Years International Artists Foundation Won
2015 Hermes Creative Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 320 Daniels Recital Hall Christmas Gala Concert 2014 Won
2015 Videographer Awards Award of Distinction - TV Program - Entertainment Crescendo! Episode 295 – The Fisher Organ French Concert Won
2015 MarCom Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 300 – Crescendo! Christmas Concert 2013, Part II Won
2016 AVA Digital Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 321 - DRH Christmas Gala Concert 2014, Part II Won
2016 Hermes Creative Awards Gold Winner Crescendo! Episode 317 DRH Music of Fanfare and Jubilation Won

External links[edit]


See also[edit]

For the Texan psychedelic record label, see International Artists.