The much-anticipated addition to The National Edition series published by PWM, Waltzes (Series B) is the essential collection of Chopin's waltzes published posthumously under the direction of esteemed pianist and composer Jan Ekier of the Fryderyk Chopin Academy of Music. Includes Waltzes in E Major, B minor, Db Major, Ab Major, E minor, Gb Major, Ab Major, F minor, and A minor. Waltzes (Series B) comes with a meticulous source commentary (abridged) and a performance commentary, along with relevant correspondence about the pieces, including snippets from Chopin's own letters. The National Edition, founded in 1959, has but one goal: to provide the edition of Chopin's works as Chopin intended them, and, by so doing, to honor Poland's greatest composer. The National Edition is an ongoing research project, gathering together all available source materials and producing definitive publications. Ekier's team uses the latest techniques to assess the composer's intentions and relates this to modern pianos and performance. The National Edition is a source edition, a critical edition, and a practical edition, and the finest edition of Chopin's works available today.