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All Classical Radio’s Notebook is hosted by Lynnsay Maynard! Notebook airs Sundays at 12:00 PM PT and explores the intersection of classical music and literature through select musical pieces, short passages, and occasional interviews with authors and figures of the literary world.

Join us every Sunday at 12:00 PM PT at 89.9 FM in Portland or anywhere in the world via our website’s live player.

Notebook is generously sponsored by Literary Arts.

Notebook is like a record player and a library card all in one. Each episode will feature excerpts from great novels, poems, and plays that inspired timeless pieces of classical music. Imagine hearing an excerpt from a terrific novel followed by a piece of music.”

Lynnsay Maynard

On Demand

Air date: February 18, 2024

Charles Yu

Air date: February 11, 2024

Romantic Era

Reading Lists

  • Maurice Maeterlinck

    A look at different compositions based on the classic Symbolist play

  • Alex Ross

    Interview with longtime writer and music critic at The New Yorker, Alex Ross. A collaboration with 45th Parallel Universe.

  • Leonard Bernstein

    A program honoring the work of Leonard Bernstein with archival material from the Leonard Bernstein Office in New York

  • A Year of Reading/Best of 2023

    A look back at the best books (and Notebooks) of 2023


Notebook host by Lynnsay Maynard

Lynnsay Maynard

Lynnsay Maynard has been an on-air host and producer at All Classical Radio for four years. Before joining the All Classical Radio team, Lynnsay worked at Maine Public Radio, Maine’s statewide public radio network, as well as WGBH in Boston, MA, and KUOW in Seattle, WA. A dynamic broadcaster and journalist, Lynnsay has produced everything from public affairs programs to short feature programs about the arts and freelanced for outlets such as The Seattle Times and The Jerusalem Review.

Outside of public radio, Lynnsay has lived and worked in North Africa and earned a master’s degree from Columbia University where she was Paige E. Cook Fellow and was selected for a prestigious research trip to the Middle East with USAID.

Hear Lynnsay’s program Notebook, Sundays at 12:00 PM PT at 89.9 FM in Portland, OR, or from anywhere in the world at

Photos by Katy Weaver.

“The depth and range of each episode of Notebook that has aired so far is fairly typical of All Classical Portland’s programming… It’s not difficult to get swept up in Maynard’s enthusiasm as she talks about the future of [this program].”

Robert Ham, Willamette Week (November 29, 2022)

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