Benito V. Rivera (1936-2020)

November 6, 2020

The Grove Music Online board and staff are sad to report the death of musicologist Benito V. Rivera. Best known for his 1993 translation of Joachim Burmeister’s 17th-century treatise Musical Poetics, he is also co-author, with Martin Ruhnke, of the Grove biography of Burmeister. He was 84.