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||Sí||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|
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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