Agustín Lara

Ángel Agustín María Carlos Fausto Mariano Alfonso del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús Lara y Aguirre del Pino (Spanish pronunciation: [aɣusˈtin ˈlaɾa]; October 30, 1897 – 1970), known as Agustín Lara was a Mexican composer and interpreter of songs and boleros. He is recognized as one of the most popular songwriters of his era. His work was widely appreciated not only in Mexico but also in Central and South America, the Caribbean and Spain. After his death, he has also been recognized in the United States, Italy and Japan.

Notable performers of his work include Pedro Vargas who was a friend, Juan Arvizu, Nestor Mesta Chayres, Pedro Infante, Javier Solis, Julio Iglesias, Manuel Mijares, Vicente Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Perez Prado, and Natalia Lafourcade among others.

Outside the Spanish speaking world, his most famous songs are Granada, Solamente Una Vez (You Belong to My Heart) and Piensa en mí, which have both been recorded by numerous international singers, including Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza and Jose Carreras.

Birth and Death Data: Born October 30th, 1897 (Mexico City), Died November 6th, 1970 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1950

Roles Represented in DAHR: composer, lyricist, songwriter, piano, vocalist, leader, arranger, speaker

See Also: Lara, Maria Teresa

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 264 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-47578 10-in. 10/2/1928 Imposible Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-49684 10-in. 1/25/1929 Imposible! Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor XVE-53222 10-in. 6/11/1929 Canalla Maruca Pérez Female vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor XVE-53223 10-in. 6/11/1929 Mentira Maruca Pérez Female vocal solo composer  
Victor XVE-53244 10-in. 6/14/1929 Reliquia Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-53251 10-in. 6/17/1929 Adiós, Nicanor Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo composer  
Victor XVE-53255 10-in. 6/17/1929 Nunca te olvidaré Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-53264 10-in. 6/19/1929 Boca chiquita Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-53268 10-in. 6/19/1929 Muchacha Juan Arvizu ; Margarita Carbajal Female-male vocal duet composer  
Victor XVE-53273 10-in. 6/20/1929 Muchacha Orquesta Posadas Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor XVE-53281 10-in. 6/6/1929 Mas tarde Manuel Alvarez Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor PBVE-54649 10-in. 3/4/1930 Tehuanita Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-54650 10-in. 3/4/1930 Palomita, palomita Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with piano composer  
Victor PBVE-54652 10-in. 3/4/1930 Gorrioncito Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-54658 10-in. 3/5/1930 Ojos negros Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-54659 10-in. 3/5/1930 Florecita Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-54660 10-in. 3/5/1930 Ojos verde mar Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-54661 10-in. 3/5/1930 Cariñito Trío Garnica-Ascencio Female vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor PBVE-54742 10-in. 3/21/1930 Ella dijo así Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor PBVE-54743 10-in. 3/22/1930 Rosa Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-54744 10-in. 3/22/1930 Campanas de mi tierra Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor PBVE-54747 10-in. 3/23/1930 Clavel sevillano Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-55237 10-in. 7/12/1929 Nunca te olvidaré Ernesto Talavera Violin solo, with piano composer  
Victor BVE-55249 10-in. 7/15/1929 Muchacha Trío Apolo Instrumental trio composer  
Victor BVE-57058 10-in. 11/1/1929 De mi vida Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
(Results 1-25 of 264 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed November 26, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved November 26, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 26 November 2020.

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