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||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|
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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