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 301-325 of 401 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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 VLA488 10-in. 5/15/1936 Limosna : Fox canción Samuel Pedraza ; Trío Del Maestro Rodolfo Otero Male vocal solo, with violin, cello, and piano composer  
Brunswick SA152 10-in. March 1929 Barradita Medina, Lara y Novello Male vocal trio, with guitars vocalist  
Brunswick SA428 10-in. October 1929 Boca chiquita Salas y Herrera Male vocal duet, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Brunswick SA2138 10-in. 4/6/1934 Nunca te olvidaré : Canción Cuarteto Monterrey Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2240 10-in. 10/15/1934 Vida mía : Canción Raúl Garza Villarreal Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2243 10-in. 10/15/1934 Espero en vano : Canción Raúl Garza Villarreal Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2246 10-in. 10/15/1934 El ultimo beso : Canción fox Raúl Garza Villarreal Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2248 10-in. 10/15/1934 Siempre te vas : Canción Mercedes Del Rio ; Raúl Garza Villarreal Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2249 10-in. 10/15/1934 Cerca : Canción Mercedes Del Rio ; Raúl Garza Villarreal Vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2588 10-in. 11/24/1936 No : Bolero Hermanas Barraza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Brunswick SA2593 10-in. 11/24/1936 Dueña mía : Bolero Hermanas Barraza Female vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Brunswick SA2684 10-in. 12/1/1936 Si : Bolero canción Hermanas Barraza ; Orquesta de Francisco Hernández Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2700 10-in. 12/2/1936 Amor de mis amores : Bolero canción Hermanas Barraza Female vocal duet, with piano composer  
Brunswick SA2711 10-in. 12/2/1936 Pensaba que tu amor : Bolero Orquesta Los Charros Instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 301-325 of 401 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed July 19, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 19, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 19 July 2024.

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