Having a mug of beer and crisps, I'm enjoying listening to Sonata for Piano by Leopold Godowsky. To be honest, this is the very first experience to listen to it, because I hesitated to purchase the recording of the sonata by G.D.Madge because of the notoriety of his recordings of Opus Clavicembalisticum by Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji and Studies on Chopin's Etudes by Godowsky, and because I felt like leaving the playgrounds of the so-called 'pianophiles' for good, the realm where, it seemed to me, nothing but speed, intensity, and showiness of each interpretation tended to be appreciated. I admit that there have existed exceptions, and that extremely demanding but thoroughly beautiful works written for piano solo such as those by Ch.V.Alkan, Sorabji, Godowsky, and others have always been my favourits. In short, I have had ambivalent feelings towards such kind of works for piano solo and towards the atmosphere of pianophiles, but the present interpretation of the Godowsky sonata by the Slovak pianist Ladislav Fanzowitz has led me to forget these feelings and to appreciate the beauty of the sonata itself. I strongly recommend you all to purchase one!