While better known for his great orchestral works, Tchaikovsky composed a large number of solo pieces that are loved and played by pianists the world over. This new collection, bringing together the best and most popular of these compositions, is the finest single-volume edition of Tchaikovsky's solo piano music now available. Featured in this volume are two particularly well-known works: The Seasons, Op. 37bis, a suite of 12 pieces, each bearing the name — and capturing the spirit — of one of the months, and Album for the Young, Op. 39, a set of 24 easy pieces popular with pianists of all levels for their charm and lyric grace. Also included in this edition are five early pieces: Thème original et variations, Op. 19, No. 6; the famous "Chanson trists" and three other pieces from Op. 40; Valse sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6; Doumka, Op. 59; and ten favorite excerpts from Eighteen Characteristic Pieces, Op. 72.