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 30, 1897 (Mexico City), Died November 6, 1970 (Mexico City)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1951

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

See Also: Lara, Maria Teresa

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 226-250 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor CU-133 10-in. before 9/11/1939 Sueño guajiro René Cabel ; Orquesta Riverside Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Columbia HCO1590 10-in. approximately 1945 Palabras de mujmer Hermanas Padilla ; Orquesta Acuña Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia CO19344 10-in. 5/28/1936 Rival Hurtado Brothers Royal Marimba Band of Guatemala Marimba band composer  
Columbia CO20151 10-in. 10/29/1936 Piensa en mí Cuarteto Marcano Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO29981 10-in. 3/20/1941 Me voy Ruth Fernández ; Rafael y su Conjunto de Ritmo ; Frank Valdés Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia CO35954 10-in. approximately 1946 Humo en los ojos Los Caporales ; Eva Garza ; El Charro Gil Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia CO36615 10-in. approximately 1946 Lagrimas de sangre Bill Gale ; Eva Garza ; Orquesta de Salón Columbia Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia CO38413 10-in. approximately 1948 Pecadora Victoria Córdova ; Orquesta Lázaro Quintero ; Lázaro Quintero Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Columbia W97759 10-in. October 1929 Sólo tú Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
Columbia W97792 10-in. November 1929 Florecita Guty y Utrera Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Columbia W703002 10-in. November 1929 Tanto he sufrido Guty Cárdenas ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Columbia W703204 10-in. April 1930 Rosa Guty Cárdenas ; Nilo Menéndez Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W703212 10-in. April 1930 No te perdonaré Enric Madriguera Orchestra ; Guty y Utrera Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W703213 10-in. April 1930 Silencio Guty Cárdenas ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Columbia W703214 10-in. 4/30/1930 Nueva flor Guty y Utrera Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Columbia W704010 10-in. March 1931 Mujer Guty Cárdenas ; Enric Madriguera Orchestra Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W704027 10-in. April 1931 Como dos puñales Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W704041 10-in. approximately May 1931 Gotas de amor Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with guitars composer  
Columbia W704047 10-in. approximately May 1931 Contraste Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W704069 10-in. July 1931 Pervertida Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Columbia W704070 10-in. July 1931 Aventurera Guty Cárdenas Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia W704079 10-in. July 1931 Tardecita Guty Cárdenas ; Chago Rodríguez Male vocal duet, with guitar composer  
Brunswick E28954 10-in. 12/21/1928 Imposible José Moriche ; Genaro Veiga Male vocal duet, with guitars composer  
Brunswick E29149 10-in. 1/28/1929 Imposible Los Castilians Jazz/dance band, with female vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Brunswick E32952 10-in. 6/10/1930 Solo tu Ed Gonzalez ; Rodolfo Hoyos Male vocal duet, with guitars composer  
(Results 226-250 of 312 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.

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