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 (Results 101-125 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-76066 10-in. 4/28/1933 El capulín Giulietta Morino Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-76386 10-in. 6/5/1933 Cabellera blanca Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-76494 10-in. 6/21/1933 Palmera Alfredo Cibelli ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra songwriter  
Victor BS-76524 10-in. 6/26/1933 Te quiero Estudiantina Hermanos Hernández ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental quintet lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-76530 10-in. 6/27/1933 Ventanita colonial Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BS-77509 10-in. 8/18/1933 Enamorada Marimba Centro-Americana Marimba band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-77510 10-in. 8/18/1933 Tus pupilas Marimba Centro-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-78140 10-in. 10/10/1933 Mujer Enrique Bryón Cuban Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-78279 10-in. 10/26/1933 Rosa castellana Sara Ortiz Tirado Mezzo-soprano vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-78379 10-in. 11/1/1933 Serpentina Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-78577 10-in. 11/22/1933 Enamorada Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-78578 10-in. 11/22/1933 Tus pupilas Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-81226 10-in. 1/22/1934 Azul Juan Arvizu ; Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble arranger  
Victor BS-81227 10-in. 1/22/1934 Concha nacar Juan Arvizu ; Alfredo Cibelli Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble arranger, composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-81924 10-in. 3/12/1934 Palmera Cuarteto Machín Vocal and instrumental quartet composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-81931 10-in. 3/14/1934 Palmera Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band songwriter  
Victor BS-82345 10-in. 4/25/1934 Palmera Hotel Picadilly Orchestra ; Oscar de la Rosa Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-83204 10-in. 5/15/1934 Vivere para tí Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-83307 10-in. 6/13/1934 Carita de cielo Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-83308 10-in. 6/13/1934 Concha nácar Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-83609 10-in. 7/20/1934 Enamorada Orquesta Julio Roqué Instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-83920 10-in. 8/10/1934 Viviré para ti Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-83922 10-in. 8/10/1934 Los besos de mi negra Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor BVE-83966 10-in. 8/11/1934 Concha nácar Roberto Rodríguez ; Sotero San Miguel Male vocal duet, with guitar and piano composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-84954 10-in. 11/9/1934 Think it over Victor Cuban Orchestra Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
(Results 101-125 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.

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