It is a short work, divided into several sections united (or, better, agglutinated) by a conductive design characterized by a long note topped by an ornamental "arabesque".
It is not an excessively virtuosic work (although the appearance of passages of great difficulty, and even cadenzas in both instruments, can, in some moments, give it that aspect), but in it the expression, in its classical sense, must prevail over any other element, giving the piece a generalized tinge of intense drama.
Although it is not my first work composed, it is one of the first performed and, what is more important, it is with which the passage occurs from a period of intense academic training to another characterized by the search and evolution of a personal language that, in the long run, has been derived in the current one. Movement has for me, from that point of view, a great sentimental value, regardless of the purely aesthetic or musical values that each listener wants or not to attribute to it after listening to it.
Movimiento's premiere program (Santiago de Compostela, september 6th 1978)
Movimiento was composed during the last days of August 1978 in Santiago de Compostela, where I was participating as a student of Composition of Carmelo A. Bernaola in the XXI international course of "Music in Compostela", being performed on September 6th at the final concert held in the Chapel of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, played by american violinist Laura Klugherz (who also performed its American premiere, at Carnegie Hall in New York, in 1989) and the german pianist Suzanne Sieber, also students of the course.
Recitals by 3 Pianists and a Violinist
By Allan Kozinn
(Review of the concert performed in the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall in New York by Laura Kugherz and Nancy Roldán, published in the "The New York Times" on June 11th, 1989)
José Luis Turina's "Movimiento" (1978) is contrastingly angular and severe, but Miss Klugherz and Miss Roldán found a dramatic, emotional thread within its academic form, and turned it into an evocative statement.