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Agustín LaraA Cultural Biography$
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Andrew Grant Wood

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199892457

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.001.0001

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From Bordello Pianist to Tropical Troubadour: 1897–1930

From Bordello Pianist to Tropical Troubadour: 1897–1930

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(p.20) 2 From Bordello Pianist to Tropical Troubadour: 1897–1930
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Agustín Lara
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Andrew G. Wood

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.003.0002

This chapter focuses on Lara's early years before, during, and immediately after the Revolution. As a teenager wandering the streets of Mexico City playing piano in bordellos, and later, in cinemas and cafes, the young Lara learned the popular styles of the day and slowly gained recognition as a member of a new generation of composers. Lara did not seek explicitly to redefine Mexican popular song, but rather worked to establish his own style as he borrowed from available international genres. This he did while entertaining for long hours at a stretch in some of Mexico City's most notorious pleasure palaces, before moving on to more “legitimate” venues.

Keywords:   Mexican musicians, composers, piano players, popular song

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