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 201-225 of 312 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor BS-025725 10-in. 9/24/1938 Arrancame la vida Wayne King Orchestra Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor BS-028521 10-in. 10/24/1938 Mia nomas Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar, mandolin, and maracas composer  
Victor MBS-032309 10-in. before 9/28/1939 Volverás Orquesta de José Sabre Marroquín ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-032425 10-in. before 11/17/1939 Sueño guajiro Hermanas Aguila ; Orquesta Moises Pasquel Female vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor MBS-032428 10-in. before 11/17/1939 Bola negra Hermanas Aguila ; Orquesta Moises Pasquel Female vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer, lyricist  
Victor BS-035027 10-in. before 3/14/1939 Tonadita Pepe Agüeros ; Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-035028 10-in. before 3/14/1939 Romance Pepe Agüeros ; Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-035066 10-in. before 3/20/1939 Ventanita colonial Pepe Agüeros ; Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo, with piano composer  
Victor BS-037495 10-in. before 6/15/1939 Naufragio Pedro Vargas Re-recording : Male vocal solo composer  
Victor BAVE-039548 10-in. before 12/6/1940 Serenata de invierno Orquesta Hermán Kumok ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance band songwriter  
Victor MBS-045110 10-in. before 3/22/1940 Ven aca Orquesta Rafael de Paz ; Lupita Palomera Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045115 10-in. before 3/23/1940 Triste camino Orquesta Rafael de Paz ; Lupita Palomera Female vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-045215 10-in. before 4/19/1940 Santa mía Orquesta Victor ; Rafael de Paz Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045216 10-in. before 4/15/1940 Rosa Orquesta Victor ; Rafael de Paz Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-045290 10-in. before 4/29/1940 Amor de ayer Hermanas Aguila ; Orquesta Juan S. Garrido Female vocal duet, with jazz/dance band composer  
Victor MBS-045403 10-in. before 11/20/1940 Triste camino Leopoldo Olivares ; Orquesta de Baile Jazz/dance band composer  
Victor MBS-045452 10-in. before 8/15/1939 Ven acá Lydia Mendoza Female vocal solo, with guitar composer  
Victor MBS-054237 10-in. before 3/20/1941 Españolerias Moisés y su Orquesta Instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-054461 10-in. before 5/15/1941 Las cuerdas de mi guitarra Orquesta Rafael de Paz ; Genaro Salinas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble composer  
Victor MBS-092075 10-in. before 4/24/1950 Amor de mis amores Agustin Lara su Piano y Ritmo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, composer, instrumentalist, piano, lyricist  
Victor MBS-092076 10-in. before 4/24/1950 Imposible Agustin Lara su Piano y Ritmo Male vocal solo, with jazz/dance ensemble vocalist, instrumentalist, piano, composer  
Victor MBS-092377 10-in. before 2/6/1951 Rosa Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor MBS-092378 10-in. before 11/28/1950 Mujer Orquesta Mario Ruiz Armengol ; Pedro Vargas Male vocal solo, with instrumental ensemble songwriter  
Victor VE-12 10-in. before 9/8/1939 Nadie Billo's Happy Boys ; Negrito Chapuseaux Jazz/dance band, with male vocal solo composer  
Victor VE-13 10-in. before 9/8/1939 Naufragio Billo's Happy Boys Jazz/dance band composer  
(Results 201-225 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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