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 176-200 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-98642 10-in. 1/16/1936 Besa Claudio Ferrer ; Johnny Rodríguez Male vocal duet, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-101363 10-in. 4/20/1936 Arrancame la vida Muñoz y Balám Male vocal duet composer, lyricist  
Victor 80204 10-in. 8/21/1936 Flor de lys Maura de Oliveira Male vocal solo composer  
Victor 80311 10-in. 2/1/1937 Mujer Maura de Oliveira Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-80863 10-in. between 7/19/1938 and 9/12/1938 Flor de lys Orquesta Victor Brasileña ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BAVE-80865 10-in. between 7/19/1938 and 9/12/1938 Dime que si Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo songwriter  
Victor BS-03415 10-in. 12/1/1936 El coquera Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-03416 10-in. 12/1/1936 Playa Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-04946 10-in. 2/19/1937 Cachito de sol Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor PBS-09991 10-in. 2/2/1938 Noche tropical Tito Guizar ; Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano songwriter, instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-09992 10-in. 2/2/1938 Farolito Tito Guizar ; Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Victor PBS-09993 10-in. 2/2/1938 The lamp on the corner Tito Guizar ; Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-09994 10-in. 2/2/1938 Mi primer amor (Mujer) Tito Guizar ; Agustín Lara Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer, lyricist  
Victor MBS-015065 10-in. before 3/16/1938 Adiós Nicanor Lupita Palomera Female vocal solo composer  
Victor MBS-015278 10-in. before 8/10/1938 Mia nomas Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-015355 10-in. before 10/5/1938 Mia nomás Marimba Guatemalteca "Los Chatos" Marimba band composer  
Victor BS-019014 10-in. 2/10/1938 Noche de ronda Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano  
Victor PBS-019015 10-in. 2/10/1938 Oración caribe Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with piano instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor PBS-019403 10-in. 7/6/1938 On a tropic night Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor PBS-019404 10-in. 7/6/1938 Tonight will live Tito Guizar Male vocal solo, with guitar composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-021241 10-in. 3/11/1938 Ruego Juan Arvizu Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor CS-021838 12-in. 3/29/1938 Dialogue Tito Guizar ; Agustín Lara Dialogue speaker  
Victor BS-023477 10-in. 6/8/1938 Tonight will live Bunny Berigan Orchestra ; Dick Wharton Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor BS-023554 10-in. 6/8/1938 Flores negras Orquesta Orozco Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor BS-023694 10-in. 7/14/1938 Mi primer amor Marimba Pan-Americana Marimba band composer  
(Results 176-200 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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