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

= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 376-400 of 402 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
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  
Decca DLA 1045 10-in. 11/9/1937 Oracion caribe Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 45 10-in. 8/31/1934 Noche criolla Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 46 10-in. 8/31/1934 El vendedor de cocos Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 47 10-in. 8/31/1934 Arrancane la vida Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 48 10-in. 8/31/1934 Sin saber porque Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 49 10-in. 8/31/1934 Come te extrano Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 50 10-in. 8/31/1934 Sola Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 51 10-in. 8/31/1934 Oracion caribe Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 52 10-in. 8/31/1934 Flor de lis Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 53 10-in. 8/31/1934 Nadie Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Decca DEP 54 10-in. 8/31/1934 Siempre te vas Agustín Lara instrumentalist, piano  
Columbia (U.K.) CB9825 10-in. 4/11/1940 Santa Carlo Buti Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Columbia (U.K.) CL5859 10-in. 9/27/1936 Señora tentacion Palomo Male vocal solo, with guitar songwriter  
(Results 376-400 of 402 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed July 21, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 21, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 21 July 2024.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119

Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license

Feedback

Send the Editors a message about this record.