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.
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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 251-275 of 314 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|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|
|Brunswick||E33030||10-in.||6/4/1930||Monisima||Los Castilians ; Rodolfo Hoyos||Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E33282||10-in.||6/21/1930||Ruego||Los Castilians ; José Moriche ; Genaro Veiga||Male vocal duet, with jazz/dance band||composer|
|Brunswick||E36284||10-in.||3/6/1931||Cortesana||Meximarimba Band||Jazz/dance band, with Hawaiian guitar||composer|
|Brunswick||XE37317||12-in.||10/23/1931||Contigo||Sexteto Flores||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||vocalist|
|Brunswick||XE37318||12-in.||10/23/1931||Para acordarme de ti||Sexteto Flores||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||vocalist|
|Brunswick||XE37319||12-in.||10/23/1931||Desolación||Sexteto Flores||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||vocalist|
|Brunswick||C5878||10-in.||June 1930||Sólo tú||Pedro Vargas||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||C5884||10-in.||June 1930||Rosa||Pedro Vargas||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Brunswick||LAE485||10-in.||5/3/1929||Boco chiquita||Trio Mexico Lindo||Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Brunswick||LAE486||10-in.||5/3/1929||Reliquia||Trio Mexico Lindo||Vocal trio, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Brunswick||SA152||10-in.||Mar. 1929||Barradita||Medina, Lara y Novello||Male vocal trio, with guitars||vocalist|
|Brunswick||SA428||10-in.||Oct. 1929||Boca chiquita||Salas y Herrera||Male vocal duet, with guitar||composer, lyricist|
|Brunswick||SA7018||10-in.||12/5/1930||La toma de matamoros||Lara y Novelo||Male vocal duet, with guitar and requinto||vocalist|
|Brunswick||SA7019||10-in.||12/5/1930||La toma de matamoros||Lara y Novelo||Male vocal duet, with guitar and requinto||vocalist|
|Brunswick||SA7020||10-in.||12/5/1930||La puerca||Lara y Novelo||Male vocal duet, with guitar and requinto||vocalist|
|Brunswick||SA7021||10-in.||12/5/1930||Dime ingrata||Lara y Novelo||Male vocal duet, with guitar and requinto||vocalist|
|Brunswick||SA7071||10-in.||12/12/1930||Mensajera peregrina||Lara y Novelo||Male vocal duet, with guitar and requinto||vocalist|
|Brunswick||SA7072||10-in.||12/12/1930||La espina||Lara y Novelo||Male vocal duet, with guitar and requinto||vocalist, composer|
|Brunswick||B12085||10-in.||7/15/1932||Señora tentación||Gregorio Ayala||Male vocal solo, with guitars||songwriter|
|Brunswick||B12128||10-in.||approximately 1932||Santa||Tito Guizar||Male vocal solo, with guitars||composer|
|Gramophone||0KA139||10-in.||before 3/19/1936||Enamorada||Orquesta Cubana Casablanca||Instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Gramophone||0J367||10-in.||3/23/1932||Besa||Tino Folgar||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||songwriter|
|Master||M263||10-in.||3/16/1937||Novillero||Ramón Armengod ; Eliseo Grenet ; Eliseo Grenet ; Orquesta Eliseo Grenet||Male vocal solo, with orchestra||composer|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed March 22, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.
Lara, Agustín. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved March 22, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.
"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 22 March 2023.
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LCNAR: Lara, Agustín, 1897-1970 - http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85290434
Wikidata: Agustín Lara - http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q399318
MusicBrainz: Agustín Lara - https://musicbrainz.org/artist/8c8837b1-60cc-4bf4-b9bb-71ad2f757841
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