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 – November 6, 1970), known as Agustín Lara, was a Mexican composer and performer 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 Solís, Julio Iglesias, Manuel Mijares, Vicente Fernandez, Luis Miguel, Perez Prado, Chavela Vargas 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 José 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, lyricist, songwriter, vocalist, piano, leader, arranger, speaker

See Also: Lara, Maria Teresa

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Recordings (Results 226-250 of 401 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-058350 10-in. 12/11/1940 El organillero Arturo Cortés ; Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band. with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CS-060634 12-in. 2/11/1941 Granada Harold Levy ; Carlos Ramírez ; Victor Concert Orchestra Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor MBS-081756 10-in. before 11/1/1946 Me voy Libertad Lamarque ; Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol ; Pedro Vargas Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-081826 10-in. before 3/18/1947 María bonita Orquesta Agustín Lara ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-081827 10-in. before 3/18/1947 Rosa Orquesta Agustín Lara ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor MBS-081874 10-in. before 4/7/1947 Pecadora Agustín Lara ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor MBS-081875 10-in. 1947 Aunque quiera olvidarte Agustín Lara ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with piano solo composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor MBS-090504 10-in. before 9/22/1947 Corrido de Agustín Lara Trío Tariácuri Vocal and instrumental trio songwriter  
Victor MBS-090561 10-in. before 12/8/1947 En revancha Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor MBS-091024 10-in. before 12/3/1948 Los cuatro gatos Sofia Alvarez ; Orquesta Gonzalo Cervera Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-091035 10-in. before 12/2/1948 Los cuatro gatos Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol ; Los Xey Male vocal quartet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-091040 10-in. before 8/2/1949 Gitanillo Néstor Chayres ; Orquesta Gonzalo Cervera Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-092075 10-in. before 4/24/1950 Amor de mis amores Agustin Lara su Piano y Ritmo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble lyricist, vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor MBS-092076 10-in. before 4/24/1950 Imposible Agustin Lara su Piano y Ritmo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor MBS-092377 10-in. before 2/6/1951 Rosa Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-092378 10-in. before 11/28/1950 Mujer Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor D5VB-0128 10-in. 2/28/1945 You belong to my heart Charlie Spivak Orchestra ; Jimmy Saunders Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor D5XB-1083 10-in. 7/21/1945 Palabras de mujer Tito Guizar Orquesta Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor D9RC-1284 12-in. 10/28/1949 Granada Mario Lanza ; RCA Victor Orchestra Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor D9FB-2764 10-in. 12/14/1949 Sólo tú Grupo Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor VE-12 10-in. before 9/8/1939 Nadie Billo's Happy Boys ; Negrito Chapuseaux Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor VE-13 10-in. before 9/8/1939 Naufragio Billo's Happy Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor CU-133 10-in. before 9/11/1939 Sueño guajiro René Cabel ; Orquesta Riverside Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor CU-806[a] 10-in. before 10/29/1941 Solamente una vez Orquesta Alfredo Brito ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor CU-1028 10-in. before 4/16/1943 Cada noche un amor Roberto Espí ; Sexteto Casino Instrumental sextet, with male vocal solo composer  
(Results 226-250 of 401 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed June 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 June 2024.

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