2006 – for solo piano – 6:00
March 4, 2007
Frank Horvat (piano)
Performed as part of the 60+ city, solo piano concert tour of North America named, The Green Keys Tour.
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On July 9, 2006, the final of the World Cup of Soccer took place in Berlin, Germany. Two soccer powers, Italy & France squared off in the ultimate clash of the titans! Both teams featured a multitude of superstar players, but none was greater than the captain of France, Zinedine Zidane. He was one of the best and he was playing his final professional game, on the world’s largest stage. It’s what happened near the end of the game that makes this so shocking…
Italian defender and known “trash” talker, Marco Materazzi, was head butted in the chest by Zidane. Zidane got red-carded and tossed from the game. Italy went on to win the title in a shootout.
I will never forget watching Zidane march off the field, sullen, right past the gold trophy he was not to hoist. It got me thinking of how on several occasions I’ve experienced that awful feeling of doing or saying something very stupid and regretting it after the fact. This piece goes through that aftermath of emotions and realization.
– Frank Horvat