This Practical Performing Edition is a well-rounded introduction to Chopin's easiest piano pieces. It contains the familiar "Prelude in A Major," "Prelude in B minor" and "Prelude in E minor," three waltzes (published posthumously), six mazurkas and additional works. Ornaments are realized and fingering and pedal suggestions are provided. Biographical information and a brief discussion of each work further assist students with Chopin's style. Included is an outstanding CD recording from the Naxos label by internationally renowned artist Idil Biret. Canadian recording artist and piano professor Valery Lloyd-Watts also performs some of the selections.