It is taking longer than expected to fetch the next song to play. The music should be playing soon. If you get tired of waiting, you can try reloading your browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.

Please ensure you are using the latest Flash Player.


If you are unable or do not wish to upgrade your Flash Player,
please try a different browser.


Please check our Help page for information about troubleshooting Pandora on your browser.
Your Pandora One subscription will expire shortly.
More Info
No Thanks
Your Pandora One trial will expire shortly.
Restore
Close
close
Your Pandora One trial subscription will expire shortly. Upgrade to continue unlimited, ad-free listening.
Upgrade Now
You've listened to hours of Pandora this month. Consider upgrading to Pandora One.
More Info
No Thanks
Close
Hi . Pandora is using Facebook to personalize your experience. Learn MoreNo Thanks
-0:00
0:00
Change Skin

We created Pandora to put the Music Genome Project directly in your hands

It’s a new kind of radio –
stations that play only music you like

 
Create an account for free. Register
Now Playing
Music Feed
My Profile
Create a Station
People who also like this

Agustin Lara

One of Mexico's seminal songwriters during the pre-war era, Agustin Lara wrote favorites including "Granada," "Solamente una Vez," "Maria Bonita," "Farolito," and "Palabras de Mujer." Lara excelled in a variety of song styles -- ranchera, bolero, tropical songs, even the occasional tango -- and brought a cosmopolitan flair to the Old West while vivifying many early Mexican films with his rich music. Born in 1897 in Mexico City (though he would often name Veracruz as his birthplace), Lara took piano lessons and ended up playing in a bordello until his father sent him to military school. He was soon back in the music world however, playing piano around Mexico City and, by 1928, having his compositions recorded. ("Imposible" was the first, by Adelaido Castelleda's orchestra.) He wrote most of his legendary songs between 1930 and 1939, while touring around South America and performing often on national radio. He also began composing for film, and contributed much to a golden era of Mexican film (basically from the mid-'30s to the late '40s) that roughly paralleled America's. During the '50s and early '60s, Lara cemented his international star status by touring Europe to wide acclaim. Though his popularity diminished in the '60s, he stepped back into the limelight several times before his death from a heart attack in 1970. Dozens of artists have performed Lara's songs, including Xavier Cugat, Desi Arnaz, Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Lola Beltran, and Celia Cruz. On the centenary of his birth, Placido Domingo recorded a full album of Lara compositions, Por Amor. ~ John Bush, Rovi
full bio

Comments

Report as inappropriate
chuylapm13
My father (QEPD) loved listening to his songs, so every time I hear his songs I always remember my Padrecito
Report as inappropriate
Danzoneras de mexico
Report as inappropriate
Yo me escuchaba esas canciones cuando ninos y todavia a mis 45 anos la escucho como si fuese la primera vez, con emocion y alegocijo
Report as inappropriate
bobhojnacki
It's a shame you don't hear more of his music. I would imagine this isn't his only piece of music. Would love to hear more.
Report as inappropriate
Mi Propio criterio es una Verguenza k las autoridades de ese tienmpo no Allan Balorado Tremendo compocitor como lo fue Agustin Lara k ademas les iso Musica de Faenas a los Mejores Toreros de ese Tiempo.
En Espana Le Tienen Una Estatua en Hmenaje A EL alla si superon Balorarlo..
Report as inappropriate
This brings me wonderful memories as I was growing up and hearing my Mom sing his love songs. I am so lucky I still have her at 91 yrs old and she still listens to his music . Now I really enjoy it at 62.
Report as inappropriate
umpireruiz39
Cada tema musical un poema Grandioso
Report as inappropriate
cantante del mundo y maestro del infinito.
Report as inappropriate
magdayramon8 a
Agustin Lara is the My mother's Idol, today is her birthday and love to ear his songs. Happy Birthday Mom with your favorite Singer
Report as inappropriate
jbandcb
Even if you don't speak Spanish you will love the melodies, many familiar worldwide. Even with only high school Spanish you can appreciate the beautiful lyrics and grasp the emotion of the songs. Augustin Lara is "El Maestro," a true genius.

We're sorry, but a browser plugin or firewall may be preventing Pandora from loading.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser.

Please check our Help page for more information.

It looks like your browser does not support modern SSL/TLS. Please upgrade your browser.

If you need help, please email: pandora-support@pandora.com.

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please upgrade to a more current browser
or install a newer version of Flash (v.10 or later).

In order to use Pandora internet radio, please install Adobe Flash (v.10 or later).

[99, 91, 67, 93, 88, 118, 73, 86, 75, 81, 78, 68, 103, 71, 95, 64, 91, 105, 79, 117, 77, 119, 111, 116, 123, 76, 92, 73, 97, 106, 105, 91, 96, 124, 101, 118, 71, 66, 110, 123, 113, 70, 121, 83, 99, 106, 120, 112, 77, 68, 75, 106, 100, 98, 102, 79, 64, 79, 114, 110, 122, 122, 127, 81, 124, 64, 87, 96, 127, 87, 93, 91, 125, 121, 119, 93, 120, 84, 118, 124, 93, 70, 103, 113, 119, 108, 67, 112, 81, 124, 72, 87, 76, 78, 83, 100, 125, 64, 67, 119, 73, 125, 110, 109, 115, 106, 111, 85, 86, 127, 100, 96, 101, 96, 66, 86, 82, 73, 115, 68, 124, 112, 78, 117, 117, 69, 75, 84, 110, 65, 104, 123, 75, 116, 111, 118, 113, 127, 98, 94, 88, 115, 92, 69, 100, 88, 126, 104, 67, 125, 70, 83, 101, 90, 77, 99, 106, 92, 123, 69, 93, 68, 111, 99, 76, 92, 66, 89, 108, 92, 123, 97, 68, 67, 111, 87, 81, 79, 65, 78, 110, 116, 126, 106, 99, 73, 74, 109, 95, 98, 92, 71, 112, 127, 116, 64, 67, 120, 113, 91, 96, 103, 107, 76, 69, 106, 104, 69, 89, 121, 98, 82, 115, 122, 84, 109, 111, 64, 70, 75, 114, 71, 65, 86, 108, 103, 77, 104, 66, 110, 92, 85, 93, 118, 115, 90, 108, 105, 78, 73, 89, 69, 111, 108, 82, 126, 112, 127, 122, 117, 122, 114, 113, 73, 90, 112, 84, 114, 116, 119, 112, 79, 96, 86, 81, 108, 125, 112, 99, 127, 75, 86, 127, 123, 108, 127, 97, 117, 109, 90, 78, 92, 113, 91, 99, 70, 99, 102, 115, 102, 123, 81, 109, 95, 85, 119, 109, 115, 92, 83, 115, 99, 88, 80, 113, 74, 100, 104, 127, 74, 123, 116, 94, 92, 95, 89, 107, 99, 105, 67, 127, 97, 102, 122, 117, 115, 75, 90, 66, 115, 100, 111, 115, 90, 64, 110, 80, 73, 105, 108, 86, 112, 86, 84, 93, 74, 87, 107, 114, 91, 65, 112, 108, 105, 66, 108, 111, 68, 92, 103, 125, 96, 101, 110, 75, 75, 108, 96, 70, 103, 118, 125, 95, 125, 97, 65, 69, 84, 125, 89, 104, 94, 78, 100, 90, 119, 108, 82, 69, 82, 115, 96, 91, 71, 121, 111, 97, 118, 79, 97, 112, 86, 127, 106, 113, 101, 70, 82, 100, 114, 80, 76, 74, 100, 120, 95, 104, 83, 87, 111, 96, 73, 121, 71, 127, 108, 125, 68, 96, 95, 84, 80, 83, 92, 83, 85, 83, 72, 74, 89, 86, 70, 124, 121, 70, 69, 118, 108, 104, 91, 121, 113, 104, 115, 109, 81, 120, 109, 87, 80, 95, 100, 102, 112, 108, 99, 121, 92, 90, 86, 97, 123, 77, 64, 65, 125, 91, 69, 74, 99, 64, 105, 122, 119, 118, 102, 95, 104, 108, 121, 107, 108, 99, 71, 70, 115, 75, 110, 99, 75, 75, 70, 107, 89, 66, 113, 91, 84, 94, 111, 71, 70]