Vytas Brenner

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Vytas Brenner (born 19 September 1946, Tübingen, Germany – died 18 March 2004, Salzburg, Austria) was a Venezuelan guitar and keyboard player.

His family migrated to Venezuela in 1949. His mother, Margarita Brenner, was an opera singer. In 1959, his family went to Italy and later to Spain where he founded a folk band: "Vytas Brenner Quartet", with his brother Haakon Brenner (bass), Jordi Sabates (drums) and Toti Soler (rhythm guitar). Later Jeanette Dimech joined them and they re-named as "Brenner's Folk". They released and EP but soon after the Brenner brothers returned to Venezuela, where Vytas started a solo career. At 21 years old, Vytas moved to Tennessee, USA to study at the University of Tennessee's Music Conservatory, where he was a pupil of David Van Vactor. Later, at college in Nashville, Vytas took post-graduate courses in Electronic music with Professor Gilbert Trythall, and graduated with honors in 1972. In 1971 he started a duo named "Vitas & Mafe" with Venezuelan singer María Fernanda Márquez. In 1972 Brenner formed his own band, "La Ofrenda" (The Offering) and recorded 5 very successful LP's until 1979. With "Ofrenda" he started his pioneer work with compositions for combinations of electric and electronic instruments (synthesizers) with acoustic instruments and piano; and blending Progressive-Symphonic Rock, Latin rhythms, and Venezuelan traditional themes, with astounding results. In 1982 a somewhat reunited "Ofrenda" performed at the "Teatro de Bellas Artes de Maracaibo", but was coldly received by the public. In 1989 the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra performed his work "Oro Negro" ("Black Gold") at the Caracas' famed Teatro Teresa Carreño. In 1989 he released the CD album entitled "Amazonia". He was commissioned to compose works for "Viajando con Polar", a series of short documentaries about Venezuela's regions. He created music for various films, such as "Adiós Alicia", "Se llamaba SN", and Román Chalbaud's "Carmen la que contaba 16 años". All the while, Brenner was a very successful studio musician, composing and performing in countless radio jingles, TV commercials and presidential campaigns.

Brenner died 18 March 2004 of a heart attack in Salzburg, Austria at the age of 57, while recording music for an upcoming CD.
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Albums

Vytas Brenner - La Ofrenda De Vytas album art Vytas Brenner La Ofrenda De Vytas (Album) Yare Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
Vytas Brenner - Hermanos album art Vytas Brenner Hermanos (Album) Gaviland Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
Vytas Brenner - Ofrenda album art Ofrenda - Vytas Brenner Ofrenda - Vytas Brenner - Ofrenda (Album) Discomoda Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
Vytas Brenner - En Vivo! album art Ofrenda Con Vytas Brenner Ofrenda Con Vytas Brenner - En Vivo! Discomoda, Discomoda Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
Vytas Brenner - Ofrenda album art Vytas Brenner Ofrenda (Album) Discomoda Venezuela 1978 Sell This Version
30.331 Vytas Brenner - I Belong album art Vytas Brenner & Paulette Dozier Vytas Brenner & Paulette Dozier - I Belong(LP, Album) Polydor 30.331 Venezuela 1981 Sell This Version
DCM 1221 Vytas Brenner - Estoy Como Quiero album art Vytas Brenner Estoy Como Quiero(LP) Discomoda DCM 1221 Venezuela 1982 Sell This Version
Vytas Brenner - Vytas album art Vytas Brenner Vytas (Album) AS International Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
DL-7137 Vytas Brenner - El Vals Del Mar album art Vytas Brenner El Vals Del Mar(LP, Album) Mucer Internacional DL-7137 Venezuela 1986 Sell This Version
Vytas Brenner - Amazonia album art Vytas Brenner Amazonia (Album) Manoca Records Venezuela 1993 Sell This Version
none Vytas Brenner - Die Alemannen Im El Dorado album art Vytas Brenner Die Alemannen Im El Dorado(CD, Album) Not On Label (Brenner Self-released)" none Germany 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Vytas*, Mafe* Y Pablo Schneider Vytas*, Mafe* Y Pablo Schneider - Mirame Señor (See My Lord) (Single) Polydor Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
391 Vytas Brenner - Es Un Dia Extraño album art Vytas* And Mafe* Vytas* And Mafe* - Es Un Dia Extraño(7", Single) Polydor 391 Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
13.316 Vytas Brenner - Frailejon / Araguaney album art Vytas Brenner Frailejon / Araguaney(7", Single) Palacio 13.316 Venezuela 1972 Sell This Version
none Chelique Sarabia* Acompaña Vytas Brenner Chelique Sarabia* Acompaña Vytas Brenner - Pasajero Del Tiempo / Ansiedad(7", Single) Venezuela Buenas Noches none Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
Not On Label Vytas Brenner - Morrocoy album art Vytas Brenner Morrocoy(7", S/Sided, Promo) Yare Not On Label Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
13.367 Vytas Brenner - Ganado / Bang Going Gone album art Vytas Brenner Ganado / Bang Going Gone(7", Single) Palacio 13.367 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
45-658 Vytas Brenner Un Poquito Mas(7", Single) Gaviland 45-658 Venezuela 1974 Sell This Version
MS 4005 Vytas Brenner - La Sabana / Frailejon / Morrocoy album art Vytas Brenner La Sabana / Frailejon / Morrocoy(12") Pink Elephant MS 4005 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
7.019 Vytas Brenner - Se Llamaba SN album art Vytas Brenner Se Llamaba SN(7", Single) Jaguar Records (3), Korta 7.019 Venezuela 1977 Sell This Version
83-071 Vytas Brenner - Si ¡Hasta Cuando! album art Vytas Brenner, Ricardo Valbuena Vytas Brenner, Ricardo Valbuena - Si ¡Hasta Cuando!(12", Maxi) Not On Label 83-071 Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version
none Vytas Brenner - Un Amigo Y Más album art Vytas Brenner Un Amigo Y Más(12", Single, Promo, W/Lbl) Suramericana Del Disco C.A. none Venezuela 1983 Sell This Version

Compilations

Vytas Brenner - Lo Máximo De Vytas album art Vytas Brenner Lo Máximo De Vytas (Comp) DISCOMODA US 1998 Sell This Version
RAC-20010 Vytas Brenner - Vytas Brenner  album art Vytas Brenner Vytas Brenner (CD, Comp) Aeromúsica RAC-20010 Venezuela 2014 Sell This Version

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Zev-Brenner

Zev-Brenner

November 14, 2016
I am deeply moved by this music. How great Brenner is. I had heard unknowingly in "Traveling with Polar" for years.

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