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 151-175 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MBS-90658 10-in. March 1936 or earlier Sevilla Orquesta RCA Victor Mexicana ; Alfonso Ortiz Tirado ; Eduardo Vigil y Robles Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra composer  
Victor MBS-90696 10-in. July 1936 or earlier No Agustín Lara Male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor MBS-90697 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Agustín Lara Male vocal solo vocalist, composer  
Victor MBVE-90698 10-in. May 1936 or earlier Bebé Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor MBVE-90699 10-in. May 1936 or earlier Rosarito Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor MBVE-90731 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Piensa en mí Orquesta Adolfo Girón Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor MBVE-90741 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Xochimilco Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor MBVE-90742 10-in. July 1936 or earlier Veracruz Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor MBS-90833 10-in. before 1/7/1937 Jarana Las Dos Marías Female vocal duet, with guitars composer  
Victor MBS-90848 10-in. before 3/25/1937 El coquero Ana María Fernández ; Pablo O'Farrill Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-90874 10-in. before 2/9/1937 Noche de ronda Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor MBS-90875 10-in. before 2/9/1937 Amor de mis amores Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano vocalist  
Victor BS-92437 10-in. 7/11/1935 Bermellon cancion Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-92504 10-in. 6/21/1935 Siempre te vas Luis Alvarez Orchestra Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-93029 10-in. 11/22/1935 Santa Orquesta Típica Osvaldo Fresedo Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo composer, lyricist  
Victor BAVE-93088 10-in. Between 1/17/1936 and 3/10/1936 Rival Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BAVE-93218 10-in. June 1936 Farolito Juan Arvizu ; Orquesta Tropical ; Guillermo Posadas Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-93234 10-in. 7/2/1936 Rival Jorge Omar ; Orquesta Típica Francisco J. Lomuto Instrumental ensemble, with male vocal solo lyricist, composer  
Victor BAVE-93566 10-in. 4/18/1937 Farolito Orquesta Típica Victor Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-95157 10-in. 10/2/1935 La marimba (Canción vals) Rodolfo Ducal ; J. Garcia ; Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-97635 10-in. 7/22/1936 Presentimiento Irene Albert Female vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-97667 10-in. 8/7/1936 Las palmeras Pedro Berríos ; Xavier Cugat Waldorf-Astoria Orchestra Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo, female vocal ensemble, and male vocal lyricist, composer  
Victor BS-98049 10-in. 11/8/1935 Arráncame la vida Septeto Machín Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-98051 10-in. 11/8/1935 Piénsalo bien Septeto Machín Vocal and instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-98089 10-in. 11/19/1935 La cumbancha Septeto Matamoros Vocal and instrumental septet composer  
(Results 151-175 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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