Chopin revolutionized the etude Œ_ but he ennobled the waltz. He spent much time on this genre throughout his life and created a wide spectrum offorms, from virtuosic showpieces Œ_ the Grandes Valses Brillantes Œ_ to d eeply 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 ChopinŒÍs lifetime, or posthumously, including popular masterpieces such as the so-called ŒñMinute WaltzŒî (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.