Agustin Lara (Innbundet)

A Cultural Biography

Serie: Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2014
Antall sider: 320
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Currents in Latin American and Iberian Music
ISBN/EAN: 9780199892457
Kategori: Musikk og Biografier og memoarer
Omtale Agustin Lara
Few Mexican musicians in the twentieth century achieved as much notoriety or had such an international impact as the popular singer and songwriter Agustin 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. In Agustin Lara: A Cultural Biography, author Andrew Wood's informed and informative placement of Lara's work in a broader cultural context presents a rich and comprehensive reading of the life of this significant musical figure. Lara's career as a media celebrity as well as musician provides an excellent window on Mexican society in the mid-twentieth century and on popular culture in Latin America. Wood also delves into L

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