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 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  
(Results 76-100 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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