Lantern in the Window; Piano Reflections
Evocative...unworldly...interesting harmonies and rhythmic twists
Unworldly, pristine rhythms and harmonies. Well-crafted, expressive melodies...Grosvenor’s touch, rhythmic and emotional sense definitely convey the classicist she is. Interesting harmonies and rhythmic twists...Moving from wonder to tenderness to joy and back.
Mike Heffley, What’s Happening, Oregon
Plainspoken. . . full of humor.
Stephen Davis, New Age Journal, USA
A master of original composition
Grosvenor is a master of original composition. A sparkling collection of piano wizardry. . . whimsical yet suggestive. Induces a state of mind...a certain sparkle...being alive feeling...Gentle, tender certainty, which tends to serenade the listener.
Eugene Magazine, Oregon
Speaks to the spirit and heart of mankind
Teddy Bear Records [record label for Lantern’s original release] has as its aim an insight of the Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung:
“What is essential in a work of art is that it should rise far above the realm of the personal life and speak from the spirit and the heart of the artist to the spirit and heart of mankind. In this way the work of the artist comes to meet the spiritual need of the society in which he lives.”
The work of Suzanne Grosvenor meets this standard.
Transnational Perspectives, Geneve, Switzerland
Exceptionally fine. A Ten.
Lyrical and poetic with lots of warmth, an exceptionally fine piano LP. Alternately reflective, vibrant and passionate with life... A nostalgic atmosphere as if recalling good times long ago...crafted into little gems ...The effect is that of looking through an old family photo album -- smiling, remembering, perhaps wiping away a tear, laughing and being thankful for every moment. A ten.
Sally Idassway, Sound Choice Magazine, USA
Close and friendly
A blend of classical structure and lyrical melody, close and friendly, with an occasional punch of rock 'n' roll or the feline sensuality of jazz.
Suzanne shapes silence with a caress, letting single notes define the space while caring as much for the parts with no sound as for the parts that are heard. Yet, her songs never get bogged down in the seriousness of being art. They are meant to be for us, the regular folks.
A practical album to be used all the time...to calm the anxiety of going home in rush-hour traffic. Play it at home late at night, when the world is quiet, and the mind is open to more intuitive things.
Chuck Graham, Tucson Citizen
Full of warm, reflective sounds
Lantern in the Window is full of warm, reflective sounds that echo softly in the minds and hearts of its listeners. These songs, some somber and even sad, others joyful and lilting, allow us to create our own movies as we listen.
The amazing journey of the thought or feeling that is transmuted from the mind and heart of the player through the hands to the keys, then through the vibrating strings to us is a most miraculous and wondering thing. All music, if sincerely felt and offered, can be a great medium of inspiration and even healing.
Bebop Jake, Connections, Pacific Northwest Magazine
Cleve Twitchell, Mail Tribune, Oregon
Very progressive....borderline modern classical music. Complex rhythms and diverse chord changes.
Arizona Daily Wildcat
In the midst of what most would call a successful musical career, Suzanne came to understand a feeling she'd had since childhood...In trying to tap into that inner source of musical expression, she began engaging in meditation and 'spending hours just playing'. Her time paid off. “Lantern in the Window” is an evocative record.
Oregon Daily Emerald
Overwhelming radio response
The most requested album on the New Acoustic Music Program, met with overwhelming response.
Forrest Faubion, Radio Host
I only wish I had listened to this one sooner. Among current piano recordings ‘Lantern in the Window’ stands out as really having something to say melodically.
Joseph Rowe, KOAP Radio,Portland, OR
A true composer. This music is going to hold up for a long time.
Radio Host, Doug Daniels
OP Independent Music Magazine, USA
Beautiful. I love it!
Radio Host, Tom Newman
Creates a perfect mood. It’s on our hotlist.
Roger Smith, KMHD Radio, Portland
The composition and sound quality excel
The lyrical melodies and pristine sound quality of this recording will enhance any activity for piano music lovers. The composition and sound quality excel.
The Torch, Eugene, Oregon
*Mentions of the artist’s name Susan Kennedy
changed here to Suzanne Grosvenor, her name since 1990.
Album produced by Fred O. Knipe
Recorded at Westwood Studios, Tucson, Arizona
Music composed by Suzanne Grosvenor
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