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 51-75 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-62748 10-in. 6/25/1930 Si yo pudiera Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62749 10-in. 6/25/1930 ¿Me quieres? Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62750 10-in. 6/25/1930 Paginas rotas Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-62776 10-in. 7/9/1930 Dos rosales Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62777 10-in. 7/9/1930 Silencio Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62782 10-in. 7/10/1930 Tu ventana Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-62783 10-in. 7/10/1930 Mujer Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor BVE-62795 10-in. 7/15/1930 Sin ti Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-62796 10-in. 7/15/1930 Tengo mucho miedo Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars composer  
Victor BVE-63151 10-in. 9/25/1930 Rosa Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-64633 10-in. 1/2/1931 Aventurera Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor BRC-64634 10-in. 1/2/1931 Contraste Orquesta Internacional Orchestra composer  
Victor XVE-64780 10-in. 12/22/1930 Como dos puñales Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist, leader  
Victor XVE-64781 10-in. 12/22/1930 Chamaquita Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-64784 10-in. 12/23/1930 Aventurera Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-64785 10-in. 12/23/1930 Contraste Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist, leader  
Victor XVE-67002 10-in. 12/27/1930 Floración Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, leader  
Victor XVE-67007 10-in. 12/29/1930 Ven aca gitana José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor XVE-67008 10-in. 12/29/1930 Caminante José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-67020 10-in. 1/2/1931 Cortesana José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-67021 10-in. 1/2/1931 Brujería José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-67024 10-in. 1/2/1931 Cabellera rubia José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor XVE-67025 10-in. 1/3/1931 Mi querer Juan Arvizu ; Ana María Fernández Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor XVE-67026 10-in. 1/3/1931 Capulín Juan Arvizu ; Ana María Fernández Female-male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor XVE-67052 10-in. 1/8/1931 Pervertida Ana María Fernández Female vocal solo composer  
(Results 51-75 of 312 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Lara, Agustín," accessed February 2, 2023, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

Lara, Agustín. (2023). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved February 2, 2023, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105119.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 2 February 2023.

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