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 126-150 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BVE-86397 10-in. 3/4/1935 Viviré para tí Orquesta Pedro Vía Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86597 10-in. September 1934 Granada Orquesta Radio Splendid ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-86598 10-in. September 1934 Toledo Orquesta Radio Splendid ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado Tenor vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-87463 10-in. 1/29/1935 Farolito Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-87704 10-in. 1/26/1935 Enamorada Abundio Ortíz Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-87706 10-in. 1/26/1935 Farolito Abundio Ortíz Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor BVE-87708 10-in. 1/26/1935 Piénsolo bien muchacha Abundio Ortíz Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-87756 10-in. 1/29/1935 Flor de lis Abundio Ortíz Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-87758 10-in. 1/29/1935 En vano espero Abundio Ortíz Male vocal solo, with violin, guitar, and piano lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-87783 10-in. 1/30/1935 Vuelve Ben Martínez ; Félix Tamez Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-87785 10-in. 1/30/1935 El último beso Ben Martínez ; Félix Tamez Male vocal duet, with 2 guitars composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-87815 10-in. 1/31/1935 Siempre te vás Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-87817 10-in. 1/31/1935 As de corazones Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar lyricist, composer  
Victor BVE-87818 10-in. 1/31/1935 La cumbancha Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BVE-89835 10-in. 5/20/1935 Otoño Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-89837 10-in. 5/20/1935 Limosna Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BVE-89839 10-in. 5/20/1935 Gota de miel Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor MBS-90527 10-in. 1935 or earlier El cisne Chino Ibarra ; Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist  
Victor MBS-90528 10-in. 1935 or earlier Pienso en tí Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist  
Victor MBS-90529 10-in. 1935 or earlier Principe Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist  
Victor MBS-90530 10-in. 1935 or earlier El novillero Chino Ibarra ; Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with trumpet and piano vocalist  
Victor MBS-90614 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Oración caribe Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist  
Victor MBS-90615 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Quien me lo manda Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist  
Victor MBS-90616 10-in. February 1936 or earlier A lo macho Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist  
Victor MBS-90626 10-in. February 1936 or earlier Para siempre Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with violin vocalist  
(Results 126-150 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.

"Lara, Agustín." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2023. Web. 3 February 2023.

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