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From Bordello Pianist to Tropical Troubadour: 1897–1930

Andrew G. Wood

in Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199892457
eISBN:
9780199345496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, Western

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 ... More


Music and Mexican Modernity

Andrew G. Wood

in Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199892457
eISBN:
9780199345496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter describes the historical geography of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Mexico City as well as some of the major social and cultural influences taking shape at that time. It includes a brief ... More


Agustín Lara: A Cultural Biography

Andrew Grant Wood

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199892457
eISBN:
9780199345496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892457.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

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 ... More


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