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 were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.
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|
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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