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 (Results 276-300 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca 68687 10-in. 2/12/1941 El organillero Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68688 10-in. 2/12/1941 Buscandote Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68689 10-in. 2/12/1941 Cuerdas de mi guitarra Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68733 10-in. 2/21/1941 Frente a frente Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68734 10-in. 2/21/1941 Palomita Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68735 10-in. 2/21/1941 Aventurera Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 68736 10-in. 2/21/1941 Triste camino Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70160 10-in. 1/14/1942 El Mosiu se puso bravo Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70161 10-in. 1/14/1942 Bendita palabra Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70162 10-in. 1/14/1942 [Unknown title(s)] Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70163 10-in. 1/14/1942 Buscandote Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70523 10-in. 3/17/1942 Broadway adios Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70524 10-in. 3/17/1942 Solamente una vez Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca 70584 10-in. 3/27/1942 La Palmera Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1034 10-in. 11/9/1937 Bonita Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1035 10-in. 11/9/1937 Quien te quiere mas Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1036 10-in. 11/9/1937 Collar de diamates Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1037 10-in. 11/9/1937 Coplas guatiras Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1038 10-in. 11/9/1937 De noche Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1039 10-in. 11/9/1937 Las coplas de mi compadre Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1040 10-in. 11/9/1937 Porque no he de quererte Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1041 10-in. 11/9/1937 Vuelve otra vez Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1042 10-in. 11/9/1937 Junto a ti Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1043 10-in. 11/9/1937 Nomas Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DLA 1044 10-in. 11/9/1937 Flor de lis Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
(Results 276-300 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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