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Harry Treadaway

Harry Treadaway Breathes Life Into Frankenstein...with Glenn Gould? >>

Harry Treadaway stars as the fabled Mary Shelley character Dr. Victor Frankenstein in Showtime's 'Penny Dreadful,' alongside big 'Black Hawk' heartthrob Josh Hartnett as the Victorian-American Ethan Chandler. Classicalites, surely you've heard that famous shriek by Dr. Frankenstein when his masterpiece comes to life, but what you may not know is that the actor who plays the young doctor on premium cable, Britain's own Mr. Treadaway, likes to compile playlists of classical music to help him get into character. Treadaway says, "If I need to connect with the conversations I had initially, I can go back and listen to the music. It helps."

Emanuele Cintura Torrente

Emanuele Cintura Torrente: Maestro of Thought >>

Italian-born classical guitarist Emanuele Cintura Torrent is unique in his approach to art. For him, music has a reverential quality that extends beyond the notes--free from sharps, flats and meter. Yes, his approach looks past the music. To Maestro Torrente, music is thought. Classicalite recently sat down with Maestro Torrente to discuss both music and thought. His is a concept born of thought, itself. But this is a story that needs a beginning. And that beginning is as follows...

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