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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 26-50 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-58301 10-in. 12/19/1929 Solo tú Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-58369 10-in. 1/9/1930 Quisiera decirte Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-58370 10-in. 1/9/1930 Clavelito Antonio Bribiesca ; Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-59114 10-in. 1/23/1930 Pajarito Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-59115 10-in. 1/23/1930 Aunque no me quieras Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-59116 10-in. 1/24/1930 Serenata Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-59187 10-in. 2/27/1930 Por el triste camino Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-59189 10-in. 2/27/1930 Juramento Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-59190 10-in. 2/27/1930 Loca tentación Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-59521 10-in. 3/14/1930 Monísima Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-59559 10-in. 3/27/1930 Un beso Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-59560 10-in. 3/27/1930 Tanto ne sufrido Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-59583 10-in. 4/10/1930 El puñal Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-59600 10-in. 4/18/1930 Sintiendo una pena Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-60962 10-in. Sept. 1931 Rosa Miguel Faust Rocha Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-60963 10-in. Sept. 1931 Mujer Miguel Faust Rocha Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-62117 10-in. 4/24/1930 Solo tú Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62118 10-in. 4/24/1930 Arlequin Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-62144 10-in. 5/9/1930 Despierta Juan Arvizu ; Margarita Cueto Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62145 10-in. 5/9/1930 Para adorarte Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62198 10-in. 6/5/1930 Cuando vuelvas Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-62200 10-in. 6/5/1930 Nueva flor Juan Arvizu ; Margarita Cueto Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62701 10-in. 6/5/1930 Jarana Juan Arvizu ; Margarita Cueto Female-male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62716 10-in. 6/13/1930 Mujer ingrata Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BVE-62717 10-in. 6/13/1930 Vendedora de amor Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
(Results 26-50 of 312 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed February 3, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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