Chopin revolutionized the etude ¬ñ but he ennobled the waltz. He spent much time on this genre throughout his life and created a wide spectrum of forms, from virtuosic showpieces ¬ñ the Grandes Valses Brillantes ¬ñ to deeply melancholic atmospheric pictures. All these works have one thing in common: one cannot and should not dance to them! This volume contains all of the waltzes that were published during Chopin¬ís lifetime, or posthumously, including popular masterpieces such as the so-called ¬ìMinute Waltz¬î (op. 64 no.1). In cases where two authentic versions of the same waltz have been transmitted, you will find the Urtext of both versions.