Courtesy of the Vancouver Chopin Society:
This often played work was composed when Chopin was nineteen. The composer wanted it and others of his early works burned, but they were issued posthumously. The piecehas three themes; the opening is distinctively Chopinesque in its pensive melancholy. Other posthumously issued works include three waltzes in Op. 70, all attractive pieces. The best known, No.1 in G-flat, is a brilliant specimen, and the E minor Waltz, without opus number, composed in 1829, is deservedly popular.