"meditative...striking...touchingly played by Barnes and the quintet,
"Annunciation" is a romantic, late-period Glass masterwork."
- Lincoln Journal Star review of world premiere performance, Lied Center for Performing Arts, 4/17/18
"You have a world-class pianist there in Paul Barnes," .... "The guy can play the piano,
he's a pure piano virtuoso. I'm there because he asked me to write a piece. I've been playing and working with him for years.
He's made some beautiful arrangements of pieces from my music."
- Philip Glass
"Barnes is a fine pianist and gives us a performance of resounding conviction."
- British Society Newsletter
"It is a majestic, reverential performance that elevates listeners to the sacred experience Barnes so eloquently desribes in the lecture."
- Clavier Magazine
"American pianist Paul Barnes breaks distrust of modern music."
- Lidove Noviny, Czech Republic
"Barnes is an expressive pianist with a lovely tone and a flair for the dramatic."
- American Record Guide