Zev Kane

Zev Kane: WQXR’s new kid on the block

WQXR’s youngest host Zev Kane came to the station fresh out of college — which isn’t surprising, considering he spent his Bar Mitzvah money on Mozart and Beethoven box sets. Zev’s insatiable appetite for classical music was ignited by early childhood piano lessons with his grandma, and subseZquently fueled by regular outings to the symphony in his hometown of St. Louis. By the time Zev was in high school, he routinely raided his local library’s impressive CD collection, and he had developed his own cataloguing system just to keep track of the many albums he‘d consumed. 

Zev is endlessly fascinated by classical music and is furiously passionate about exploring its role in today’s world. Fittingly, Zev got his start at WQXR as a programmer, where he drew upon his extensive knowledge to develop daily on-air playlists and would occasionally write thoughts on newly-released classical albums for the website. He’s recently broadened his horizons from his standing desk to the studio. He hosts Latest/Greatest, a show highlighting new classical releases on the third Monday and Sunday of every month and also hosts occasional overnight shows.

Connect with Zev on Twitter @zevkanemusic or email him at zev@wqxr.org.

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Zev Kane appears in the following:

Latest/Greatest: The Best Albums of the Month

Monday, June 21, 2021

Zev Kane, host of WQXR's new release show Latest/Greatest, rounds up his favorite releases of the past month.

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Latest/Greatest: The Best Albums of the Month

Friday, May 21, 2021

Zev Kane, host of WQXR's new release show Latest/Greatest, rounds up his favorite releases of the past month.

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Latest/Greatest: The Best Albums of the Month

Friday, April 16, 2021

Zev Kane, host of WQXR's new release show Latest/Greatest, rounds up his favorite releases of the past month.

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Latest/Greatest: The Best Albums of the Month

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Zev Kane, host of WQXR's new release show Latest/Greatest, rounds up his favorite releases of the past month.

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Latest / Greatest: The Best Albums of the Month

Friday, February 12, 2021

Zev Kane, our Music Director and host of our monthly new release show, rounds up his favorite January releases.

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The Best Classical Albums of 2020

Monday, December 21, 2020

Even though it was quite an unusual year, we were treated to lots of wonderful, not-to-be-missed recordings.

Latest/Greatest: The Best Of Beethoven 2020

Monday, December 14, 2020

In the spirit of Beethoven's 250th birthday, host Zev Kane shares his favorite recordings released this year.

The Best New Recordings of November

Monday, November 16, 2020

From unorthodox takes on Bach’s Goldberg Variations to a revelatory Villa-Lobos recital, here are our favorite new releases from last month.

Latest / Greatest October 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020

From an intimate piano recital recorded in a Brooklyn brownstone to a series of works that question our place on the planet, here are our favorite releases from last month.
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Latest / Greatest September 2020

Monday, September 21, 2020

From tender cello music by Dvořák to booming Brahms Symphonies, here are our favorite recordings released last month. 
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IN CONVERSATION - With Simone Dinnerstein

Friday, September 18, 2020

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein discusses her new album, A Character of Quiet, featuring works of Schubert and Glass, recorded in her home earlier this year.

Latest / Greatest: August 2020

Monday, August 17, 2020

Zev Kane, host of WQXR's new release show Latest/Greatest, rounds up August's best classical new releases.

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Latest / Greatest: July 2020

Monday, July 20, 2020

From heart-rending Bach arias to a mystical work by Anna Clyne, here are our favorite recordings released last month. 

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IN CONVERSATION – With Stewart Goodyear

Friday, July 10, 2020

Pianist and composer is our guest In Conversation this week, with host Zev Kane.

IN CONVERSATION – With Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure of Quatuor Ebène

Friday, June 26, 2020

Zev Kane talks with Pierre Colombet and Gabriel Le Magadure of Quatuor Ebène about Beethoven's string quartets, the impact of spending time apart due to COVID19.

Latest / Greatest: June 2020

Monday, June 15, 2020

Zev Kane, host of WQXR's new release show Latest/Greatest, rounds up June's best classical new releases.
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IN CONVERSATION – With Lucas Debargue

Friday, June 12, 2020

French Pianist Lucas Debargue and WQXR host Zev Kane share a passion for composer and J.S. Bach contemporary Domenico Scarlatti. 

IN CONVERSATION – With Steve Reich

Friday, May 29, 2020

This week, Steve Reich is our guest at "In Conversation" with WQXR's Zev Kane.

IN CONVERSATION – With Gabriel Prokofiev

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Gabriel Prokofiev talks with WQXR's Zev Kane about his Turntable Concerto, his relationship with the legacy of his grandfather Sergei Prokofiev, and the state of classical music today. 

Latest / Greatest: May 2020

Monday, May 18, 2020

Zev Kane, host of WQXR's new release show Latest/Greatest, rounds up May's best classical new releases.
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