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 326-350 of 401 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick SA2978 10-in. 11/11/1937 Por que no : Canción Hermanas Barraza Female vocal duet, with instrumental trio composer  
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 MLA318 10-in. 8/25/1938 Mía nomás : Bolero Hermanas Padilla ; Orquesta Manuel S. Acuña Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick VLA467 10-in. 3/20/1936 Rival : Canción Los Madrugadores Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick MLA2059 10-in. 12/5/1939 Naufragio : Bolero Hermanas Padilla ; Orquesta Manuel S. Acuña Female vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA2244 10-in. 10/15/1934 Sin saber porqué : Bolero canción Raúl Garza Villarreal Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick MLA2246 10-in. 6/13/1940 Ven acá : Bolero Adelina Garcia ; Orquesta Manuel S. Acuña Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick SA3022 10-in. 11/16/1937 Oración caribe : Bolero canción Rosita Domínguez Female vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick EP5074 10-in. 10/24/1934 Flor de lis : Canción fox Hermanas Barraza Female vocal duet, with violin and piano composer  
Brunswick EP5080 10-in. 10/24/1934 Azul : Fox blues Orquesta Tomás Nuñez Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick EP5158 10-in. 9/11/1935 Marimba : Canción fox Hermanas Barraza Female vocal duet, with 2 violins, cello, piano and guitar composer  
Brunswick EP5191 10-in. 9/16/1935 Farolito : Canción fox Salvador Trivizo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick EP5192 10-in. 9/16/1935 Gota de miel : Canción fox Salvador Trivizo Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick B12085 10-in. 7/15/1932 Señora tentación Gregorio Ayala Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars songwriter  
Brunswick B12128 10-in. approximately 1932 Santa Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitars composer  
Brunswick B12812 10-in. 12/30/1932 Campanitas de mi tierra : Canción Jorge M. Dada Male vocal solo, with 3 guitars composer  
Brunswick B12815 10-in. 12/30/1932 Cabellera blanca : Canción Perla Violeta Amado Female vocal solo, with 3 guitars composer  
Brunswick B13692 10-in. 8/1/1933 Palmera : Bolero Don Rafael y su Orquesta Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick B13693 10-in. 8/1/1933 Palmera : Canción tropical Virgilio Rabén Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick B13696 10-in. 8/1/1933 Clave azul : Canción bolero Virgilio Rabén Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
(Results 326-350 of 401 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed July 15, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 15, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 15 July 2024.

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