Chopin revolutionized the etude – 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 – the Grandes Valses Brillantes – to deeply melancholic atmospheric pictures. All these works have one thing in common: one cannot and should not dance to them! This Henle volume contains all of the waltzes that were published during Chopin's lifetime, as well as posthumously, including popular masterpieces such as the so-called "Minute Waltz" (Op. 64 No. 1). in cases where two authentic versions of the same waltz exist, this edition provides Urtext versions of both.