Reiner Dennewitz

Reiner Dennewitz (born 21 February 1937) is a German composer.


Dennewitz was born in Sundhausen. After the Abitur he passed at the Schnepfenthal Salzmann School, he studied composition with Johann Cilenšek [de] and piano with Siegfried Rapp at the Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt, Weimar.[1] Afterwards he was a master student for composition with Fritz Geißler at the Academy of Arts, Berlin.[2][1] He then worked as a music teacher and freelance composer.[3] His compositions were performed by the Thomanerchor and Canzonetta Chamber Choir Leipzig, among others.[4] He created solo songs, chamber music, orchestral works and choral music.[1]


  • 1976: 3rd prize for chamber music at the GDR Music Days[1]
  • 1980: Art Prize of the Gera District[1]
  • 1983: Hanns Eisler Prize of the DDR radio station[5]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Sonnengesang – Chormusikprogramm am Sonntag auf der Heidecksburg". Saalfeld-Rudolstadt (in German). 1 September 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2021.
  2. ^ Reiner Dennowitze on Musiconn
  3. ^ Rainer Dennowitz on Musica
  4. ^ Reiner Dennewitz on Classical Music in the German Democratic republic
  5. ^ "Dresdner Chor singt in der Elisabethkirche". (in German). 1 September 2015. Retrieved 19 January 2021.