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 351-375 of 406 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Brunswick B13709 10-in. 8/1/1933 Hastío : Canción fox Virgilio Rabén Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Brunswick B13711 10-in. 8/1/1933 Hastío : Fox trot Don Rafael y su Orquesta Instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick B14460 10-in. 12/15/1933 Enamorada : Son Sexteto Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Brunswick B14461 10-in. 12/15/1933 Mujer : Son Sexteto Flores Vocal and instrumental ensemble 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  
Peerless 415A 10-in. before 7/16/1934 Arráncame la vida Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, vocalist  
Peerless 424A 10-in. before 7/5/1934 Después Agustín Lara ; Lauro D. Uranga, Jr. Male vocal solo, with violin and piano instrumentalist, piano, songwriter, vocalist  
Peerless 428A 10-in. before 7/5/1934 Carita de cielo Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with violin and piano vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, songwriter  
Peerless 434A 10-in. before 7/5/1934 Sola Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor (Canada) [ViC cat 150152-A] 10-in. before 3/18/1940 Entre nous deux Rachel Carley ; Wal-Berg Orchestre Female vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Vocalion 20175 10-in. 11/2/1936 Xochimilco : Canción huapango Los Tres Murciélagos Vocal trio, with guitars composer  
Vocalion 20553 10-in. 1/20/1937 Amor de mis amores : Bolero canción Los Tres Murciélagos Vocal trio, with guitars composer  
Vocalion 22558 10-in. 3/11/1938 Adiós Nicanor : Serenata El Trío Lirico Vocal trio, with guitars composer  
Decca 68686 10-in. 2/12/1941 Pobre de mi Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
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  
(Results 351-375 of 406 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed July 24, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 24, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

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