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
= Recordings are available for online listening.
= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
Recordings (Results 76-100 of 312 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Victor||XVE-67061||10-in.||1/9/1931||Cautiva||José Briseño ; Ana María Fernández||Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||XVE-67065||10-in.||1/12/1931||Gotas de amor||José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado||Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||XVE-67067||10-in.||1/12/1931||Morena||José Briseño ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado||Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||XVE-67071||10-in.||1/12/1931||Consejo||Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Típica Argentina "Weiss"||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||XVE-67072||10-in.||1/12/1931||Reproche||Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Típica Argentina "Weiss"||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67415||10-in.||1/23/1931||Deseo||Margarita Cueto ; Tito Guizar||Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67416||10-in.||1/23/1931||Primavera||Tito Guizar||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67445||10-in.||2/13/1931||Lágrimas y besos||Tito Guizar||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BVE-67462||10-in.||2/20/1931||Amapolita||Margarita Cueto ; Tito Guizar||Female-male vocal duet, with 3 guitars and 2 mandolins||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67713||10-in.||12/16/1930||Mujer||Orquesta Internacional ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles||Orchestra||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-67715||10-in.||12/16/1930||Cortesana||Orquesta Internacional ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles||Orchestra||lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-67735||10-in.||12/26/1930||Orgullo||Tito Guizar||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BVE-67736||10-in.||12/26/1930||Alguna vez||Margarita Cueto ; Tito Guizar||Female-male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BRC-71923||10-in.||3/9/1932||Cabellera negra||Virgilio Raben||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BRC-71924||10-in.||3/9/1932||Talismán||Virgilio Raben||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BRC-72295||10-in.||4/18/1932||A tus pies||José Mojica ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles||Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BSHQ-73062||10-in.||7/5/1932||Besa||Juan Arvizu||Male vocal solo, with 2 guitars (takes 1 and 2); with violin, cello, and piano (takes 3 and 4)||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73064||10-in.||7/7/1932||Tus pupilas||Juan Arvizu ; Héctor de Lara||Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble||composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73065||10-in.||7/7/1932||Enamorada||Juan Arvizu||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||lyricist, composer|
|Victor||BSHQ-73066||10-in.||7/7/1932||Santa||Juan Arvizu||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BSHQ-73067||10-in.||7/7/1932||Señora tentación||Juan Arvizu||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BSHQ-73099||10-in.||7/12/1932||Granada||Juan Arvizu||Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BVE-73745||10-in.||10/3/1932||Mujer||Cuarteto Machín||Vocal and instrumental quartet||composer, lyricist|
|Victor||BS-75015||10-in.||1/31/1933||Santa||Marimba Centro-Americana ; Giulietta Morino||Marimba band||composer|
|Victor||BS-75706||10-in.||3/27/1933||Santa||Estrellas Habaneras||Vocal and instrumental ensemble||composer, lyricist|
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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