It was during the first lockdown in March 2020 that I composed 21 concert waltzes for piano, to which I gave the rather mischievous title of “Guilty Pleasures”. The waltzes, with one exception, are far removed from the familiar commercial stereotype of the Viennese waltz. My waltzes are stylised in form, eclectic in their musical language and primarily intended for concert performance. Surprising syncopations, hidden hemiolas and outrageous jazz rhythms conflict and contrast with the traditional waltz accompaniments, whilst the musical styles and genres range from purely classical, romantic and atonal to jazz, Latino, Eastern, African and Chinese. The performance and recording of the 21 waltzes called for an exceptional soloist: for me, the much-praised Éliane Reyes was the ideal pianist to take up this challenge.