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Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Andrew Grant Wood

Abstract

Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agustín Lara (1897–1970). Widely known as “el flaco de oro” (“the Golden Skinny”), this remarkably thin fellow was prolific across the genres of bolero, ballad, and folk. His most beloved “Granada,” a song so enduring that it has been covered by the likes of Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, and Placido Domingo, is today a standard in the vocal repertory. However, there exists very little biographical literature on Lara in English. This book's informed an ... More

Keywords: Mexico, Mexican musicians, the Golden Skinny, Granada, Mario Lanza, Frank Sinatra, Placido Domingo

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199892457
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Grant Wood, author
University of Tulsa