Folio (342 x 265 mm.). Unbound. In three movements marked "Allegro con spirito," "Andantino grazioso, con Variationi," and "Alleg. molto e con brio."
Score: 27 pp.
Violin:  (autograph title), 2-8 pp.
Violoncello: 7 pp.
Notated in black ink on printed 12-stave music paper with "380a" to lower inner corner of rectos.
Each part titled and signed by the composer; the final page of the score additionally signed and dated April 14th 1883. With a 5-measure autograph sketch to verso of final leaf of the score. With occasional corrections to both score and parts.
Some minor wear, soiling, and foxing; outer edges of some leaves of score frayed and with some tears, most noticeable to final leaf.
The present manuscript was, in all likelihood, the Stichvorlage used by the printer to prepare the published edition issued by Augener in 1883 under the title "Trio, in lichten Style."
Gurlitt attended the Leipzig Conservatory with Carl Reinecke. He left Germany at the age of 17 for Denmark, where he studied composition and organ with J.P.E. Hartmann and C.E.F. Weyse and became a life-long friend of the noted Danish composer Neils Gade. He went back to Leipzig in ca. 1846, where he became acquainted with Clara and Robert Schumann, Lortzing, and Robert Franz. Gurlitt wrote a significant quantity of music, including operas, symphonies, and large-scale vocal works as well as chamber music and songs. Item #31204
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